Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cinnamon-Applesauce Ornaments/Gift Tags

These are incredibly easy and they smell amazing! This recipe is from the Tree Top applesauce website and I'm so glad I found it! 

1 cup Tree Top or Seneca Apple Sauce
1 cup Cinnamon

Pencil (to make hole for ribbon)
Cookie cutters
*Mix together cinnamon and apple sauce until it makes a dough. The dough will be brown in color and be relatively thick like regular cookie dough.

*Lightly sprinkle a flat surface with cinnamon to prevent dough from sticking. Knead dough until you have a firm, pasty consistency.

*Roll out your dough to at least 3/8 inch thickness. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.

*With a pencil end, poke a hole near the top of each shape. (Make sure the hole is not too close to the edge, and is large enough to insert a ribbon when dry.) **I did not poke holes in a few of the stars, so that I could just put them in my decorative vase, for smell-good purposes. :)

*Drying: Bake on baking sheet in 150°F oven for 3-5 hours, or air dry for 2 days. When air-drying, be sure to turn over a few times every day for a more even finish.

*Decorate when dry. Add a decorative ribbon for hanging.