Gingerbread Cinnamon Ornaments
I love Christmas. Actually, getting ready for it is most of the fun! I know that this site is for recipes and most people are looking for some nice festive meals and desserts to prepare for their loved ones and their not so loved ones (know you have them, we all do!) One of my favorite Christmas decorations are gingerbread cinnnamon ornaments. They are easy to make, fun to decorate, and fill the house with a festive scent: cinnamon! To make these cuties, mix the dough, roll out, cut out using cookie cutters, and place on waxed paper lined trays. Put the ornament hanger in as soon as they are transferred to the wax paper and make sure to turn them twice a day. I also let them air dry. It will only take a couple days and it smells like heaven while they are drying. I decorated with squeeze glue and used a glue gun to apply the buttons. Cute, huh? Like the pics? I had to label the rosemary tree. Can you guess what I have named it? Close! Here it is: Rosemary’s Babies! I just cracked myself up with that one!! Ho HO Ho! Have fun making them. This is the time of year where it kills me that my grandkids live out in Colorado and I live on the east coast. I would love to make these with them! But, can’t, so hopefully one of my readers will get to make them with their little ones! Store them in a tin in a dry place and they will last for years!
Apple Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments
1 cup cinnamon
1 cup jar applesauce
(Or, any equal portions of both ingredients depending on the quantity you desire.)
Stir together cinnamon and applesauce with a spoon until the dough becomes stiff, then use your hands to create a ball of dough.
Place the ball of dough on a sheet of waxed paper, flatten slightly with your fingers.
Place a second sheet of waxed paper over the top of the dough and roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thick.
Cut out, place hangers in the top (I used 1/2 of a paper clip).
Air dry on a waxed paper-covered cookie sheet until hard (possibly 1-2 days depending on thickness).