Festive DIY Applesauce & Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments


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I love making ornaments for our Christmas tree. I think the best ornaments are the rustic ones with special meaning.  I am making it a new tradition to make some kind of ornament each year with my kids! This year I chose to make cinnamon applesauce ornaments like I remember making as a kid.

Here is what you will need:

1 cup of applesauce
1 1/2 cups cinnamon (I ended up adding more until a stiff dough formed)
Various mini cookie cutters - I used a star, heart, tree & gingerbread man.
Tooth pick
Diamond tip reamer (for making holes bigger when they come out of the oven)

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Mix the cinnamon & applesauce in a large bowl. Keep mixing until there are no wet spots- really use your hands. Add additional cinnamon if needed until you have a really stiff mix.

Sprinkle some cinnamon on your counter top and roll your dough to approximately 1/4″ thick. Make sure to use enough cinnamon so you don't have a sticky mess on your hands, and counter, and rolling pin!

Use your cookie cutters and cut out the shapes & place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Use a tooth pick to make holes in the tops for hanging.

Bake at 200 degrees F for 1.5-2 hours until they are hardened. Let them cool overnight.

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When mine were dry, I could not get the twine through the hole, so I used my diamond tip reamer to carefully make the holes a little bigger. 

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 I chose to use my solid red twine to hang my little guys from!

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I love how these turned out! And they smell wonderful!! I am going to be hanging them on my little "kitchen tree" along with all my spoon ornaments!

Do you make your own Christmas ornaments? Leave a comment, I would love more ideas!


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