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DIY Cinnamon Ornaments

  

Now that my oldest daughter is three, the Holidays have become so magical all over again. It’s like I’m a kid again, seeing everything for the first time, through her eyes. It’s been fun combining me and my husband’s traditions as well and making them our own. Something we have been sure to do the passed few years is make Cinnamon Ornaments. I love making these for a couple reasons. First off, they smell absolutely incredible- like only what I can imagine Christmas dreams are made of. Secondly, there is something so sweet and old fashion about them. I love the idea of making a batch or two of these and having them on hand as a sweet homemade gift. They are incredibly easy to make and my toddler is the perfect age to help now.

Ingredients:

3/4cup of applesauce

(2) 2.37oz bottles of ground cinnamon

twine or string to hang

cookie cutters

straw to make hole for stringing

Directions:

1 // Make a dough by mixing the applesauce and cinnamon in a bowl, this will take a good bit of kneading to get it well combined

2 // Roll the dough out with a rolling pin between two pieces of plastic wrap or parchment paper to about 1/4inch thick

3 // Cut with cookie cutters of choice

4 // Use a straw to make hole for string, not too close to the top of the ornament

5 // Very gently, transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

6 // Bake for 200F degrees for 2.5 hours

7 // Let sit out for a day or two to harden completely

8 // After completely hardened, add string to hang

These make the cutest gifts for a hostess, party guest, teacher or friend. I also love tying them to a gift like a gift tag or even as an accent on a wrapped present. They smell so amazing, in addition to the tree, we love hanging them on doorknobs throughout the house. What is your favorite Holiday tradition?

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