Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

   I have been a little slow getting the house decorated for Christmas this year. I wanted and had every intention of doing it Thanksgiving day or the day after, but it just didn't happen. I had several things I wanted to make and I'm finally getting them done. This was one of the projects and I know it isn't edible, but it contains edible ingredients and they get baked so I think they qualify for the blog.
   I spent today making these ornaments and some sticky buns and needless to say my house smelled amazing! They really are the greatest little things; so pretty, smell wonderful and easy to make. I am disappointed though, I wanted to make one with G-bug's hand print on it, but the dough wasn't soft enough for that to work well. I found another recipe that I may try and see if it does better.

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments 
yield: about 20 ornaments (depending on the size)
 1 cup applesauce
1-1 1/4  cups cinnamon 
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg 
Combine all ingredients in mixer and mix until well blended and forms a ball. If too sticky add more cinnamon, too dry add more applesauce. Sprinkle cinnamon on counter and roll the dough out to about 1/4" thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on cookie sheet and use a straw to poke the hole. Bake @ 200* for 1 1/2-2 hours, or until completely dry and hard. Cool on wire racks. Add decorative string and hang.  
These are not edible!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......finally!

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign:
the virgin will be with child and 
will give birth to a son, and will call him
~Isaiah 7:14

♥ Sheila  

1 comment:

  1. These were a childhood tradition, we made them each Christmas. There scent is what I remember most!