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)
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.