We made these lovely Cinnamon Ornaments the past week and finally finished them! Some are already on our tree and others are awaiting friends and relatives' trees. I've made these Cinnamon ornamnents the past few years and finally have found my favorite recipe (through trial and error) for them here at allrecipes.com . To make them all you'll need is:
1 cup of ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon of ground cloves
1 Tablespoon of nutmeg
3/4 cup applesauce
2 Tablespoons white glue
Stir together together the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Then mix in the applesauce and glue.
Work the mixture with your hands to form a ball. If mixture is too wet, add more cinnamon. If the mixture is too dry, add more applesauce.
Use the cinnamon like flour and dust the surface with cinnamon. Roll out to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
Place a hole at the top of each shape so a ribbon can be added to hang the ornament later. We used a straw, but you could also use a toothpick or stick. You could let them dry for 4 or 5 days (yikes!) I'm IMPATIENT, so I dried them in a oven set at 200 degrees F (100 degrees C) for 2 hours. It makes your house smell WONDERFUL! (almost like Apple Pie!)
When they were dry, we designed them with metallic markers!!! C really enjoyed designing them and happily did them all in one sitting! I did some too!
Here are some beauties! I think they look Awesome! C helped with attaching the ribbons too! We had quite an assembly line going here!
Now we have some great gifts to give!