My son and I had fun making a batch of cinnamon applesauce ornaments to decorate our Christmas tree. I shared our countdown to Christmas box two weeks ago and making Christmas ornaments is one of the activities we enjoy doing every year. These handmade cinnamon applesauce ornaments are easy and inexpensive to make and they smell incredible. They are great to hang on a Christmas tree, on door knobs, or strung together to create a lovely garland to decorate a mantel or adorn a window. They also look darling attached to Christmas presents.
Applesauce and ground cinnamon are the only ingredients you will need to make this fun holiday craft. For supplies, you will need to gather holiday cookie cutters, a drinking straw, and some yarn or baker’s twine.
In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup of applesauce and a bottle (4.12 oz) of ground cinnamon. Add a bit of cinnamon if the dough is too damp or a bit of applesauce if the dough is too crumbly. You can start mixing the applesauce and the cinnamon with a spoon but you will need your hands to really work the dough until a ball is formed.Next, sprinkle some cinnamon over your work surface and rolling pin and roll out the dough to 1/4” thickness. Using holiday cookie cutters, cut out shapes. Remove excess dough as you work and continue until all the dough is used up.I like to make a more sentimental ornament every year and this hand print ornament of my 4 year old son will be cherished for years to come.Using a drinking straw, gently poke a hole at the top of each ornament.Place ornaments on a baking sheet and bake for 2 hours at 200 degrees F, flipping the ornaments after an hour.Cool ornaments on a wire rack. Insert yarn or baker’s twine through each hole.Voilà! A batch of sweet cinnamon applesauce ornaments to decorate your tree and your home this Christmas.
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