I make these cinnamon scented ornaments almost every year. They make great gifts to give a little before-Christmas, enhancing the fragrance of the season.
They can be strung together as a garland. If you have many cookie cutters as I do, it's fun to choose a theme. Or use as package gift tags, writing on the person's name with frosting.
Note: These take a while to dry, so plan ahead!
1. In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add applesauce and glue, stir to combine.
2. Work mixture with hands for several minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
3. Divide into 4 portions.
4. Sprinkle surface with cocoa powder. Roll each portion to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with "floured" cookie cutters.
5. Use a straw to make a small hole in the top of each ornament.
6. Place cutouts on wire racks and cover with paper towels so that they will dry slowly and not warp. Allow to dry at room temperature for several days.
7. Carefully string on ribbons.
I hope you enjoyed these. Let me know if you've they turned out.
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Linda M. Kurth is the creative mind behind such stories as the romance, Home of the Heart, and her memoir, God, the Devil and Divorce, as well as the recipes and crafts you'll find in these pages. Here's how this blog began: