These ornaments are easy enough for everyone to create, so take some time to create some holiday memories, a new decoration, and even a new tradition that will last for years to come. These also make great gifts or gift tags.
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground cloves (optional)
In a bowl of a mixer with a paddle attachment combine all ingredients. You can mix this by hand, too, if you wish. Continue mixing until all of the ingredients come together and you can form a ball without the dough being too sticky.
Sprinkle a clean surface with cinnamon. Place the dough on the surface and again sprinkle the top with cinnamon. Roll the dough out using a rolling pin to about a 1/3 inch think.
Cut out your ornaments using your favorite holiday cookie cutter shapes and lay them on the parchment paper. Use a straw or a skewer to poke a hole into each ornament.
Place in a 350 degree preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Watch carefully, and remove when you have reached your desired melt level. Allow the ornament to cool and then remove it from the cookie cutter. Put a string through any hole you can find and your colorful ornament is complete.
Once it is cooled, pick it up and gently break off the extra pieces before taking it out of the cookie cutter. Use a piece of ribbon to tie the hanger for your ornament!