Cinnamon Ornaments

Cinnamon ornaments have been around for decades.  I remember making them when I was a kid.  They are cute and fun for kids to make and the best part is that they smell great and make your house feel festive.  Eero and Wilder were a little disappointed that they were not cookies to eat, so perhaps next week I need to tackle some edible cookie recipes.


1 cup applesauce, 3/4 cup ground cinnamon, red baker's twine, parchment, wooden skewer, plastic wrap, rolling pin, cookie cutters (I used hearts and stars)

To Make:

Preheat your oven to 210 degrees F.  Mix the applesauce and cinnamon in a bowl.  Let it sit out on your counter for 30 minutes to firm up a little.  Lay a piece of plastic wrap on your counter and scoop the mixture on top.  Lay another piece of plastic wrap on top and roll out until it is 1/4" thick.  Cut with cookie cutters and gently move them onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  They will be a little soft and gooey so cut them one at a time.  Once the shapes have been cut and they are on the baking sheet, use a wooden skewer to make a hole for the string.  Bake for 3 hours.  Let cool overnight.  String with baker's twine.