apple/cinnamon ornaments ~

Today I made heart shaped applesauce and cinnamon Christmas ornaments ~ or I should say I started to make my applesauce/cinnamon ornaments.

Poor Dear Hubby ~ he got so excited when he came in from the garage and the aroma from the oven overcame him.  He thought for sure I started with my Christmas cookie baking.  That guy just loves his Christmas cookies!!

Unfortunately, these little delicacies are not edible ... but they sure do smell good :)

Here's the recipe: Yields 60 - 3" ornaments

2 Cups of Applesauce
1 Cup of ground Cinnamon

Mix together to form a dough.  Roll out on a floured board.  Cut with a cookie cutter.  Place on a lightly greased cooking sheet.  Use a straw to make a hole for hanging.  Bake 200 degrees for 2-1/2 hours until firm and dry. 

I got 68 little hearts out of my batch.  I might make up another batch of gingerbread men.

Now the fun part begins ... painting them and stringing them for the Christmas tree.  So far I only have 16 of them painted... but I'll get them done.  I haven't decided yet if I'm going to string them with red ribbon or curly wire... maybe both.  Also, whether or not I'm going to hang them individually or possibly make a garland out of them.  They would also be cute tied on a gift.

No matter how I end up using them ~ I'm happy with the progress so far and my house smells like Christmas!

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. Mel, these are gorgeous. I remember making these once and they sure do smell fantastic, all Christmasy!
    Nicely done.

  2. These are so lovely and festive. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    How long will these last: years or just a season?
    Wishing you & Slim Happy Holidays! :)

  3. Very pretty! What do you use for paint.

    I too would have been disappointed to walk into that lovely smell and me denied a Christmas cookie. I sure have been hungry for something GOOD of late.

  4. Applesauce and cinnamon will make ornaments? I had no idea! I can only imagine the aroma.

  5. Ahhh, that smell. You are one creative lady. They are very pretty, but the smell mmmmmm.

    Okay. don't paint them and I can eat them off the tree. LOL

    Great idea.
    Love Sherry & Jack down in Florida.

  6. Well look at you getting all festive and stuff! Love it!
    'love & hugs from afar'

  7. Oh they are turning out so pretty. I love your creative painting designs. I can't wait to see your post with them on your tree, or as a garland.

  8. Mel, I was so excited to try these. I bought the ingredients and some new Texas-shaped cookie cutters and couldn't get anything that even remotely resembled dough. I came back here to see if there was something I missed, but could find the secret. I searched Google and there were recipes with different quantities, but nothing that could work with what I already made a mess with. I failed miserably!

  9. Make that "couldn't" find the secret.