Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cinnamon Apple Sauce Ornaments

The mini chef and I made some Christmas ornaments for his Puggles teachers last week. He was ready to go but need a snack half way through the process. His little chef hat was my trail run that I did with a bed sheet. I am headed to the craft room now to make a "good" one.

Here is the recipe for making the ornaments.

Cinnamon Apple Sauce Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. allspice
1 tbsp ginger
3/4 c. applesauce

In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves, allspice, 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. Its easiest to roll the dough out between two pieces of wax paper.

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 Remove from the cookie sheet and bake on the oven racks for another hour and a half.

The dough gets really sticky, so be careful when rolling out the dough. Also I've found that simple cookie cutter shapes (hearts, trees, pumpkins, snowmen, etc) work better than shapes that have a more complex edge. Besides hanging these on the tree or mental you can you can also use these ornaments as gift tags.

To store from year to year simply place in air tight container. Place some paper towel around them to keep them from banging around and they will be good for years!

1 comment:

Stam House said...

Oh what a cutie pie!!!! My time sure flies by!!! He look so grown up!!! Miss you


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