One of our favorite activities this year was creating homemade ornaments. On this day, we made CINNAMON APPLESAUCE ORNAMENTS. SO EASY! I found this idea on pinterest and decided we had to try it!
The recipe is simple...
1 c. applesauce
1 c. cinnamon
4 T. white glue (like Elmer's)
(We talked to Ethan over & over about how we can NOT eat these although they smell so good and look like yummy cookies. So he reminded everyone that we gave one to not to eat theirs either.)
|Stirring the dough|
After you roll out the dough between two pieces of wax paper, you can cut them with any cookie cutter shape. Make sure you don't roll the dough too thin because they will brittle. Most recipes I found said between 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick. I found the thicker to be better.
We liked the stars and crosses the best but we did try gingerbread men and trees too.
Once you cut them out, make sure to use a straw (or something like it)
to cut out a hole in the top of the ornament for string. Then, bake them on a cookie sheet at 150 degrees for 2 HOURS. Then, turn off the heat and leave the cookie sheet in the oven for at least 6 hours. We just left ours in the oven overnight.
My proud little baker!
(Yes, he has his favorite Buzz Lightyear pajamas on with a child's apron.)
We tied raffia on the ornaments and attached them to mugs
filled with homemade hot cocoa mix.
We gave these as gifts for Sunday School teachers, choir teachers,
co-op teachers, friends, and family.