Cinnamon and Applesauce Ornaments

Equal parts of cinnamon & applesauce -
 I suggest 1 cup each for your first time
Mix in a bowl and stir until well blended. Work mixture in hands for several minutes
 to form a ball. If mixture is to dry, add a bit more applesauce.   
If itís too wet, add a bit more cinnamon.
Knead ball on cinnamon sprinkled surface until it holds together well.   Then, roll out
 using a rolling pin sprinkled with cinnamon. You can use your favorite
cookie cutters, or templates that youíve drawn yourself to cut out your shapes.   As you can see by the picture, for this batch, I chose to use a template of some little
 primitive stars for our shapes. I like the ornaments to be a little bit thick.
This helps keep them from breaking over the years.
Place ornaments on a cookie sheet that has been sprinkled with cinnamon. 
 Use a drinking straw to cut out the little circle that you will use to hang your ornament.
Air dry for 24 to 48 hours - turning several times. You can also place the cookie sheet in a very low oven (around 200 degrees), which will help them dry much faster.
Remember to turn several times.  When you pack the ornaments away, be sure to cushion them to keep them from breaking. And, if they start to loose their scent over the years,
add a drop of cinnamon oil to bring back the wonderful aroma!


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