Cinnamon Ornaments

Posted by Bama on October 06,
Combine 3/4 cup jarred applesauce and 1 package unflavored gelatin in small
saucepan; let stand 3 minutes.
Heat over medium heat, sitrring constantly, just until simmering.
Remove from heat.
Combine 1jar (1.9 oz) ground cinnamon,
1/4 cup cornstarch and 3 tablespoons ground cloves in bowl.
Stir in applesauce mixture. Turn out onto counter;
knead a few turns. Divide dough in half; wrap each in plastic; use within 30 minutes. Roll dough between sheets of plastic wrap to scant 1/4" thickness. Cut out ornaments using cookie cutters.
Use toothpick to make hole for hanging. Dry on wire rack overnight.
Reroll scraps.

Posted by Kathy N. on September 13,
I've used this recipe with great success.

2 # ground cinnamon 70 oz. applesauce
4 - 6 oz. Elmers Glue
5 T. ea. of allspice, gr. cloves, and nutmeg

Mix all the ingredients together. Start with 4 oz. of glue and add more as needed till the dough is of good rolling consistency.
Roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
Make holes for hanging with a straw. Dry on cookie sheets covered with waxed paper for 2-3 days, turning each day for even drying.
They smell wonderful and last a long while.
Good luck!


P.S.. I rolled mine out between sheets of saran wrap. Waxed paper stuck and became quite messy.

Posted by Kathy N. on September 13,

This makes quite a bit of dough. If you find yourself with more dough than time, store unused portions in the fridge in a zip lock bag.
It will keep well till you can get back to it!

Posted by Lynne on September 11,

I did this years ago to make bear ornaments. Used applesause and added cinnamon 'til forms the consistency you can work with (buy the large jar of cinnamon as it takes quite alot!). Let dry on wax paper!
No real measurements- hope this is the type you're looking for!
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