Texas Tufa and A Daily Life asked for the recipe earlier. So here it is:
Cinnamon Spice Ornaments
Prep time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 40 minutes or 1-2 days air drying
Recipe makes 12-15 ornaments
3/4 cup applesauce
1-4.12 oz. bottle ground cinnamon
(You can substitute a portion of the cinnamon with ground ginger,
allspice, ground cloves, etc.)
1-2 Tbs. white glue to start
cookie sheet (use an old one that you won't use for food again)
ribbon or string
parchment paper to line cookie sheets
1. Mix applesauce and white glue with spices to form a stiff dough. (Don't add all of the glue at once. Drizzle a little glue at a time until dough reaches right consistency, not too wet, or crumbly.)
2. Place the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap. With rolling pin flatten dough to 1/4" thickness. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap and cut dough with cookie cutters. Move ornament to cookie sheet with a spatula. Cut holes for ribbon with the drinking straw. Bake at 200 degrees until ornaments slightly darken, about 40 minutes; place on rack to cool. You can also air dry for 1-2 days; turn ornaments occasionally to prevent warping! NOT EDIBLE!
We had a cookie table the other night for dessert and someone thought extra unwrapped ornaments were cookies! Not good! They may look good enough to eat, but don't do it! Hope you can make some for the holidays!