First up were McCormick's cinnamon applesauce ornaments - from where else but Pinterest!
Bonnie pinned these a while back, but until she suggested we make them on craft day, I hadn't looked at it close enough to realize they are made of only 2 ingredients. I can't mess that up, can I? Ha, we'll see :)
Because we wanted to make a bunch of ornaments, we each doubled the recipe and made our own batch. Out of each batch, we probably got at least 10 ornaments of various sizes. Here's what we used:
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce
- 2 and 1/4 cups cinnamon
Although it looks and smells like cookie dough, the recipe says DO NOT EAT in all caps, so leave all the dough for the ornaments, k?
...put a quarter of the batch between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and roll it out to about 1/3 inch thickness:
Now it's time for cookie cutters!
We had a candy cane, a Christmas tree, 2 gingerbread men, a snowflake (FAIL), and a star. Here they are cut out and ready to go in the oven at 200 degrees for 2.5 hours:
Don't forget to use a straw or skewer to add a hole at the top of each ornament so you can add a ribbon for hanging it on the tree! So cute!
A perk of this project is that your whole house will smell like Christmas for the entire 2.5 hours!
Once they were cooled on a wire rack for a few hours, Bonnie decided to paint some of them. Notice there are no snowflakes on this finished tray - I was a little rough when poking the ribbon holes and they had lost a limb by the time they cooked...but a few candy canes and trees came out for me, and most of Bonnie's gingerbread men made it!
Here's my candy cane hanging on the tree:
Stay tuned for cupcake ornaments!