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  • #265873

    Cinnamon Ornaments are another lovely holiday tradition!
    1 cup cinnamon
    1 tbsp. ground cloves
    1 tbsp. nutmeg
    1 tbsp.

    allspice
    1 tbsp ginger
    3/4 c. applesauce

    Use these ornaments to decorate gifts, hang on tree, etc
    ginger & nutmeg. Add applesauce, stir to combine.
    Work mixture with hands 2 to 3 minutes or until dough
    is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
    Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
    Cut dough with cookie cutters.
    Using straw or pencil, make small hole in top of ornament.
    Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 150 degrees for 1 hour :13 (1):
    Remove from the cookie sheet and bake on the oven
    racks for another hour and a half.

  • #402522

    sounds good…I love cinnamon

  • #402527

    We need to make these dont we Mo??

  • #402558

    I’ve thought about how these ornaments were made. Seen them at the craft shows. But then forgot about them till I seen them again.

    Thanks I have time on my hands as you know Lynn, I’ll have to make these.

  • #402576

    I haven’t made these for years, love the smell it leaves in the house!

  • #402856

    Im confussed? Do you have to use flour to make the actual dough or does all the combine make a dough as well. also do these need to be glazed to peserve or are they eatable as well.

    sorry if i sound dumb. Thanks, Crystal

  • #402863

    Crystal, you use this for a nice smell for the holidays. They are only used as ornaments. The spices and applesauce will make a dough.

    Then they dry in the oven. If you want to keep them long term you have to wrap very carefully for storage but sometimes they do attract the mice in storage. HTH

  • #402867

    Thanks Lynn, we’ll be making these for sure.

  • #402878

    I love to make them…the house smells so festive!!!

  • #402886

    I highly advise wearing gloves while making these. If your skin is sensitive to cinnamon (and you won’t know it till it’s too late, trust me!), you will have a painful, burning, swollen hand after handling the dough. I speak from experience here.

    Wear the gloves. Make the ornaments, because they smell soooooo good, but protect your skin. It took me two days to get rid of the red and the burning and swelling in my hands!

  • #402894

    oh my, did you just do that recently and also get that reaction?? i am sorry to hear about that!!

  • #402896

    No, this was several years ago. It was the first time I made these ornaments, and I didn’t even think about it. I just made them, and kneaded the dough with my hands because it got too thick for the spoon.

    Since then, I always wear gloves when handling the dough. 🙂

  • #462579

    Liss
    Keymaster

    These are really easy to make and can be made cheaply buy purchasing cinnamon in bulk from health food/whole food stores or even online at amazon- they currently have 2 pound bulk packages of cinnamon powder for $10.96 that’s ALOT of ornaments!

  • #464474

    If I use regular size Christmas cookie cutters, does anybody have an idea approximately how many per batch in this recipe?

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