Monday, December 10, 2012

Cinnamon Ornaments

 We had company last night! 

My auntie Mimi and cousins Gigi and Knox. It's so nice having family around. 
And these guys are a hoot to be around and will keep you in stitches. 

Mimi called and needed some cookie cutters and I just happened to have some from a few years ago..
Target I do believe from the $1 section.
 And quite honestly, I don't know that they had ever been used before. Shh.

They wanted to make ornaments for their church and for gift boxes. I thought it was an awesome idea!
The house smelled so good with the cinnamon but unfortunately I could not treat myself to any of the dough. AAANNDD, I am so glad that my aunt was in the kitchen when I was about to dive in. 
You see. I wasn't paying attention to the ingredients at first, (I was finding them decor items) and GLUE is apart of the recipe. 

Speaking of recipe here you go:::

1 C ground cinnamon
1 TBS ground cloves
1 TBS nutmeg
3/4 C applesauce

1. In medium bowl, stir together cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Mix in applesauce and glue. Work the mixture with hands for 2-3 minutes to form a ball. If mix is too wet, add more cinnamon. If mix is too dry, add more applesauce. 

2. Lightly dust a clean surface with cinnamon. Roll out dough to 1/4 thickness. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and use toothpicks to make a hole at the top for hanging with ribbon. 

3. Dry in slow oven for 200 degrees for several hours or air dry in a sunny spot for 4-5 days.
When they dry, decorate with gingham and/or ribbon.

They got busy on the mixture and I got busy with the camera!

Kylee wishing for something to fall! You don't want this toxic mix girl!

Bake bake bake!

This is where Mara stays when ANYONE is in the kitchen.. She wants first dibs!

Time to decorate!

Our sweet girls! 
(Don't you love Sox's crossed paws?)

I am waiting on the finale from Mimi... I can't wait to see how they turned out!


Julie Jinks said...

We did these at home and at school.They do smell wonderful. I was gonna post about them too. We brushed glitter glue on some and it looked like icing. Had to keep reminding the kids that they weren't cookies.

Baseball-Diamonds & Hairspray said...

Julie, I can't wait to see your post! The glitter glue was a great idea! The raw dough was on its way to my mouth when my Aunt stopped me. Haha.. The smell was so tempting.

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