Here’s a quick recipe for lasting Christmas ornaments.
All’s ya need is cinnamon, applesauce and glue.
You read that right: cinnamon, applesauce, and glue.
Mix together a full cup of cinnamon, 3/4 cup applesauce, and 2 tablespoons of glue. It starts out easy to mix with a spoon, but eventually you’ll want to knead it with your hands. If the mixture is too dry…..add a little more applesauce, if it’s too moist….add more cinnamon.
You know the drill….
Once it’s well-mixed, roll the dough out on a well-cinnamon-ed surface until it’s about 1/2 inch thick.
I used a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out my cookies. It’s honestly my favorite. But this project would work just as well with a ginger-man shape too.
Arrange the cookies on a cookie sheet spaced evenly to dry.
With a drinking straw, poke holes into two sides of the cookies. Y’all are gunna love where this step is headed.
If your home is dry enough, the ornaments will air-dry hard in a few days.
If you’re impatient, like me, pop them into a 200 degree oven for a few hours.
I hope I can accurately describe the smell of them baking; it’s like the house fills with a warm cinnamon explosion.
Once the “cookies”are hard, you can thread them onto a ribbon. I used a red/white striped 1” grosgrain ribbon from PaperMart.com. Cut the ribbon into a sharp point and thread it from the back first leaving a striped piece across the middle of the star.
Be prepared to re-cut the ribbon several times so it will keep slipping into the holes.
I ran a string of these stars on top of the cedar garland on the mantle in our den.
Am I right?