As you can see from the pictures of my cherub faced boys (who are still handsome, but considerably more gangly these days), we've been making Cinnamon Applesauce Holiday Ornaments for several seasons now. This year Ninja Bread Cutters were all the rage. I tried to take new photographs, but wrangling all five kiddos was a feat enough itself. My toddler was bound and determined to throw cinnamon applesauce dough balls all over the house. Bonus though, my house smells great.
Just an FYI (an important one!) these are made from food ingredients, but PLEASE DO NOT EAT THEM!!! This is a great and remarkably mess-free activity to do with the kids (unless you have a two year old who likes to fling them across the room). The recipe yields about 8 -10 Cinnamon Applesauce Holiday Ornaments when using standard sized cookie cutters.
Cinnamon Applesauce Holiday Ornament Ingredients:
- 1 container ground cinnamon, 4.12 ounce
- 3/4 Cup unsweetened applesauce
- Combine cinnamon and applesauce in a bowl, knead into a dough.
- Roll dough out to desired thickness (if you have problems with dough sticking, you can 'flour' the surface and rolling pin with more ground cinnamon). Cut shapes with a knife or cookie cutters. Use a straw to make string hole.
- Bake at 200 degrees for 2 - 4 hours, turning each hour. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Alternatively, you can air dry for 2 - 4 days, turning each half day.
- Decorate and hang!
Shop for items used or inspired by this article!
- McCormick Ground Cinnamon
- Mott's Natural Applesauce
- Satin Ribbon, Variety Pack
- Nordic Ware Aluminum Baking Sheet
- Silicone Baking Mats
- Santa or Mrs. Claus Apron