Thursday, December 22, 2011

Applesauce Ornaments

In kindergarten we made applesauce ornaments. I LOVED these 2 little gingerbread people I made. They smelled oh-so-good! I put them on the tree every year. A few years ago, we brought down the boxes of ornaments to decorate the tree. When I opened my box of ornaments, I found my ornaments on top. I also found that they looked very different. I was so upset when I discovered some vermin ATE most of my 10+ year old applesauce ornaments. So I decided to make more this year. It's not the same of course but I'm sure they'll smell just as good.

To make applesauce ornaments you need applesauce and cinnamon. Mix together equal parts applesauce and cinnamon gradually adding the cinnamon in. About 1 cup of each will make a small batch.

The dough will be pretty soft and gooey. Simply roll out the dough (don't roll out too thin, they might break!) on wax paper or parchment and use cookie cutters to create fun ornaments. Be sure to poke a hole in them somewhere if you want to add a ribbon or ornament hook to it, you could also glue a ribbon on the back after it's dried.

Lay them on a cookie sheet and let dry for a few days or bake in the oven at around 200 degrees for about an hour. Keep an eye on them in the oven and make sure it's on a low heat. After they are completely dry, you can decorate them or just let them stay that cinnamon color. Mmmm I can almost smell them by just thinking about them on the tree. Merry Christmas!

5 comments :

Kristin said...

I can smell them now! How fun.
Merry Christmas!

Jordan McCollum said...

Vermin?? Gross. Neat craft! I'd forgotten about these (and was very concerned by the title of your post ;) .

Tracy said...

I'm sorry I had to chuckle when I read a vermin ate them, teehee.
I have never heard of this type of ornament, so cool that is lasted this long.
My girls made a dough ornament, It had to be thrown away, as it had white stuff growing on them, lol.

Brave Brooke said...

They probably were eaten because they smelled so good...Fun craft!

Heather Landry said...

My daughter's teacher made these this year and she sent one home. They put glitter on the top of them while they were still wet. I'm wondering if I should put it in the freezer until next year to avoid vermin.

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