Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cinnamon Applesauce's cheap, crafty and fun!

Cinnamon Applesauce Star Ornaments

My son and I did this fun activity over the weekend!

We made homemade Cinnamon Applesauce Holiday Ornaments.

There are many ways to use the ornaments:
  • Hang cinnamon ornaments from a Christmas tree
  • Decorate packages with the ornaments.
  • String together to make scented garland or as a great holiday gift.
The recipe listed below makes 12 – 14 medium sized Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments. Please do not eat this ornament once dry because it is technically a paste.

Cinnamon Applesauce Holiday Ornament Dough


  • 1 cup cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • flour (optional 1 or 2 tablespoons) 
Mixing Cinnamon and Applesauce
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments Recipe:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon and applesauce until it forms into a dough (the cinnamon and applesauce combination should form a dough)
  2. Add flour till dough is the consistency you desire (if it does not form properly)  Remember the dough is flat.
  3. Work the dough with your hands for 3 or 4 minutes until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  4. If the dough becomes a little crumbly, add a tablespoon of applesauce at a time to it until it is smooth and a bit sticky.
  5. Roll out dough to 1/3 inch thickness. It will be sticky, so be careful with it. You can use cinnamon like flour on your pin and rolling surface to stop it from sticking.
  6. Cut dough with cookie cutters. Simple shapes like hearts, bells, trees and ginger men are easier to work with than cutters with complicated shapes.
  7. Using straw make small hole in top of ornament.
  8. Put on wire rack to dry. (this can take a couple of days. be sure to flip over to help in the drying process) OR (if you don't want to wait several days)
  9. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 150 degrees for 2 1/2 hours (this is for drying it out so don't increase temperature otherwise you will burn it)
  10. Remove Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
  11. Loop a ribbon through the top.
  12. You can use acrylic paints to decorate the ornaments once they are dry.
Note: The consistency of the applesauce you use for this recipe will effect the dough so for best results use a thicker applesauce.

My son loved this activity so much that were making them as gifts for the whole family!!!!!