Yuletide Decorating – Bringing in the Spirit of Evergreen

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Cinnamon and Applesauce Ornaments

The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves & other spice always reminds me of Yule.  These ornaments, made of ground cinnamon and applesauce fill our house with the scent of an old fashioned holiday.  They make up all feel cozy.

To make these ornaments you will need:

Equal parts of cinnamon & applesauce – I started with 1 cup each.

Combine  in a bowl and work mixture with your hands until it forms a ball. If mixture is too dry, add a bit more applesauce, add more cinnamon if it is too moist.

Roll it the mixture on using a rolling pin on a surface dusted with cinnamon. Cut shapes using cookie cutters, or you could cut them by hand.  I use a drinking straw to cut out the circle that you will use to hang the ornament.  Put them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and air dry for 24 to 48 hours – turning several times. You can also place the cookie sheet in a very low oven (around 200 degrees), which will help them dry much faster.