Day #5: Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Welcome to day #5 of the “12 Days of a DIY Christmas” series and link party! I hope you are having as much fun as I am checking out all the amazing posts that have been linked up. I have really enjoyed visiting all the blogs and getting to know these very talented bloggers. 

If you are just now checking this series out, go ahead and poke around to see what we’ve been up to the past few days:

Click HERE for the introduction to the series!

Click HERE for “Day #1: Faux Mercury Glass Ball Ornaments”

Click HERE for “Day #2: Advent Calendar”
Click HERE for “Day #3: Chalkboard Art”
Click HERE for “Day #4: Pom Pom Garland {Tutorial}”


For all of you bakers out there…this one is for you. These cinnamon cookie ornaments are easy to make and they smell won. der. ful. Not just when you make them, but I get a lovely whiff of them every time I pass by my tree. They should not be eaten though! I found this recipe over at Katy Elliott’s blog…so head over there for more pictures and instructions!

Here is what you’ll need to have together: 

1 cup – applesauce
1 1/2 cups – cinnamon {I got mine at the Dollar Store}
2 Tablespoons – ground cloves {optional}
rolling pin
heart cookie cutters
string
plastic straw or skewer 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Mix the cinnamon and applesauce together in a bowl. Add in the cloves once you have gotten most of it mixed. I started using a spoon and then switched to using my hands. It takes some elbow grease to get it completely mixed together. If it’s too wet…add cinnamon. If it’s too dry…add more applesauce. 

Once it is all mixed together and forming into a nice ball,  prepare a surface to roll out the dough by scattering some cinnamon to keep it from sticking.  Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the hearts with your cookie cutter and place a hole in each heart {I used a plastic straw}. Place on cookie sheet and place into the preheated oven for 1-2 hours. After mine were done, I turned my oven off and I left them in the oven overnight. They should be hardened and ready to hang on the tree! 

Source: Katy Elliott
 
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