Tuesday, December 15, 2009


i had been wanting to make ornaments this year with kellen & casey. at first i had my mind set on salt dough ornaments, but then i saw this photo of erin's.  Aren't they so pretty?   at first i assumed they were gingerbread cookie ornaments, but when i followed her links that led me to Heather's soon to be garland, i saw that they were actually cinnamon spice ornaments.  We already had all the ingredients at home, and added bonus these require NO baking!  so on saturday morning, while we were delayed in getting our christmas tree by a certain flat tire of mine, we set about making a batch of these. they are all dry and ready to be strung today.  let me tell you they smell SO good. i think this may be something we make every year. a new tradition born.

Here is Heather's recipe: 

1 Cup Cinnamon
1T Cloves
1T Nutmeg
3/4 C Applesauce
2T White glue

combine cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg. Add applesauce & glue, stir to combine, work mixture with hands for 2-3 minutes. Divide into 4 parts. Roll each to 1/4" thickness. Use straw or toothpick for hole. Place on wire rack & allow to dry at room temp. Turn after a day. (takes about 2 days to dry) String with a pretty ribbon or string of your choice, hang and enjoy!  :)
**If your mixture is too dry add an extra tsp of glue and a tbs of applesauce. If it is too wet, sprinkle cinnamon & mix in until it is easily workable.**

WARNING:  these are NOT edible!  they look like cookies and smell like apples and cinnamon but they do have glue in the recipe.  so please beware if you have animals or really little ones,  they may not be able to resist the sweet smell of these and try to eat them! 

happy making!  XO


Jen said...

we made those last year - very fun!

montague said...

looks like such fun!

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

this might be a perfect little project for this weekend. We are headed to the family's 'cabin' for holiday fun.
thanks for sharing!

Emom said...

Love your "Bresson" quote....thank you! smiles.

Char said...

i am so going to make those with my nieces.

packing supplies said...

The recipe is just delicious and making is so quick and easy.This is such a delicious recipe and looks so yummy.

Lina said...

We just made these last week for the first time. I did bake them at a super low temp for 2 hours to speed up the drying process. I love the baker's twine your using for yours!