This is a really easy and fun way to make decorations for your Christmas tree!! Makes 8-12 ornaments and here is all you need.
1 Cup applesauce
1/4 Cup white glue
Mix cinnamon, applesauce and glue in a large bowl, add more cinnamon if needed to form a dough texture. Shape into a ball, flatten and wrap in plastic wrap placing in refrigerator for one hour.
Roll out dough on cutting board to 1/2 inch or thicker. Sprinkle rolling pin with a little cinnamon if needed to keep dough from sticking. Use your favorite Christmas cookie cutters to create your ornaments. Punch a hole for ribbon before drying by using a bamboo skewer at best location on the ornament.
Place ornaments on a cookie sheet in a 200F oven for 2 hours, turn ornaments over after one hour.
Remove ornaments from cookie sheet and using the bamboo skewer again carefully reinforce the hole made earlier. File ornament edges if desired. Loop through your favorite ribbon and hang on your tree.
You can decorate your ornaments with your kids at this point, all ages! Last year I brought ready made ornaments, glitter, glue and other sparkly stuff to my grandkids house; it was lots of fun!
Oh and contraying to what my Dad thought years ago these are not cookies; do not eat.