Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

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Our theme for November is CHRISTMAS!!

My sister-in-law reminded me of these Cinnamon/Applesauce tree ornaments I made one year. I just love the smell of them, and usually put them on my kitchen Christmas tree.

There are lots of recipes on the internet, some a bit different. I used one like the following -- with applesauce, cinnamon and white glue. Got the recipe a number of years ago from a friend.

You'll need:

1 1/2 cups ground cinnamon
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup white school glue

Also, rolling pin, cookie cutters and a straw.

Mix the cinnamon, applesauce, and glue in a bowl. The dough will be thick, and you can add a bit of water if required.

Knead it and let sit in a covered bowl for about half an hour. Roll until about 1/4 inch thick. You can roll between 2 pieces of waxed paper, or (like I did) sprinkle the rolling pin with a bit of cinnamon powder so the dough doesn't stick.

Using your cookie cutters, cut the shapes you like. Use the straw to poke a hole in the top, for hanging. Note: don't use a cutter that is too small, as the ornament will dry and shrink some.

Let dry on some waxed paper or on cookie sheet, keeping in mind that the ornaments will take 4-5 days to dry completely. They should be turned 2-3 times a day so that they don't curl up on the edges.

I've had a couple of ornaments break (because they weren't packed away properly) and the good thing is they are easily fixed with some white glue :-)


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Colleen said...

I love the smell of these and they stay smelling sweet for a long time.

Jean Marie said...

TFS the recipe. Looks like they would be fun to try.

Helen said...

Love this recipe and am trying it tomorrow!! Fav meal is turkey with all the trimmings!! And ham!!

Sophie said...

At first, when I read your title, I was wondering if those were ornaments to eat or just ornate... when I saw the white glue ingredient, I understood! LOL!

Charity said...

How fun this would be for my 3-yr-old. Thanks for the idea.

Christmas eve meal varies, but usually is something easy because we have a big breakfast every Christmas morning.

Stephanie said...

These smell so good! TFS! Our Christmas Eve meal varies but it's not usually anything spectacular. Just something where we can be at home & spend time with each other (also something easy so I don't have to clean :)