Make custom ornaments with your child.
What You Need:
- 1 cup smooth applesauce
- 1-¼ cup ground cinnamon
What To Do:
- In a large bowl, mix together cinnamon and applesauce until a smooth ball forms. Dough should not be sticky. It should be moist and easy to handle. If necessary, adjust cinnamon or applesauce until easy to handle.
- Divide dough into two equal parts, and shape into discs. Optional: chill dough for an hour. Chilled dough will become slightly firmer and easier to handle.
- Preheat the oven to 200? F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle a work surface well with cinnamon. Place one disc of dough down on the cinnamon coated surface, sprinkle top with cinnamon and roll to ¼ - inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Use a straw to carefully remove a hole for where the string goes later. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
- Bake ornaments for 2 hours or until completely firm.
- Cool completely. Thread string or ribbon through the ornament holes.
- Ornaments can be hung on trees, or given as gifts.
Dough will make roughly 2 dozen 3-inch ornaments.
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