Years ago, I made cinnamon applesauce ornaments with my oldest son in the shape of Christmas trees. We still pull those scented ornaments out every Christmas. After reading 101 Days of Christmas by Mandi Ehrman, I decided to make another batch of cinnamon applesauce ornaments with my younger kids.
My 10 year old son made the cinnamon applesauce dough. Since we weren’t eating the ornaments, I stuck to the cheap ground cinnamon, applesauce, and school glue.
He mixed everything up in a glass bowl with a metal spoon. The dough has a thick consistency and may be harder for younger kids to mix.
When we rolled out the dough on a wooden cutting board, we found the dough stuck to the wooden board and wooden rolling pin, but not our hands. Next time I would roll the dough out on a cookie tray and use a plastic rolling pin just for the cookies.
As we cut out the snowflake shapes from the cinnamon applesauce dough, we poked a small hole in the top of the ornament for the hanger. Let the cinnamon applesauce ornaments dry for several days before handling. I store mine in a plastic container in the attic.
- 1½ cups ground cinnamon
- 1 cup applesauce
- ¼ cup white school glue (like Elmer's)
- Mix the ingredients together in a glass or metal bowl. The dough will stick to a wooden bowl.
- Roll out the dough on a metal cookie sheet with a well-floured rolling pin.
- Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place on a cookie sheet.
- Let the cinnamon applesauce ornaments dry for several days.