Friday, December 3, 2010
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
This morning I worked on our favorite inedible cookie ornaments. These are such a mess to make and yet so fun. I don't recommend letting the kiddos help with the cookie cutting part. The cinnamon burns if you have any cuts on your hand and heaven forbid if they were to touch their eyes. Ouch. Plus it takes a few hand washings to get the smell off. Once this cute cookies are dry it can be family fun decorating time. I always keep mine simple.
3 cups cinnamon
3 cups applesauce
*note* You can make more or less just keep the cinnamon/applesauce ratio the same. Don't use homemade applesauce as it may be more watery than store bought. You don't need to use all cinnamon you can add nutmeg, ground cloves, whatever your heart desires. *
Preheat oven to 150⁰F. In medium bowl, combine cinnamon & applesauce. Work the dough with your hands for 3 or 4 minutes until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. If the dough is a little crumbly, add a tablespoon of applesauce at a time to it until it is smooth and a bit sticky.