Anyway.....I have always wanted to make these ornaments and just never have. You fine friends have been posting different recipes so I tried them. This is not my recipe, I am not sure where I got it. These are my artistically challenged ornaments in the photo however. I feel the need to clarify since there has been some scandal going on in the foodie world as of late. If a recipe I blog is not mine, or hasn't been severely altered to meet my needs in which I take ownership of my version, I will give credit to where it came from. I will even link you up to it if you want me to. All of my photos are MINE. They are my final product, and if you haven't noticed, they are quite amateur! Bottom line....if I ever use anyone else's recipes or photos, they will be given credit. Ok done with that. Now.......
I had a few drinks Sunday night while making these. I mean what else are you supposed to do for 2.5 hours while they are baking/drying. I added some extra vodka to some Mudslide premix, so excuse the Hawaiian Christmas Bikini Girl. I hope she is not offensive, but she was fun. She could possibly be chefwannabe's new mascot. What do you think?
Here we go with the complicated, intricate, and somewhat confusing recipe for these ornaments. :)
You will need:
3/4 cup applesauce
4 ounces cinnamon (1/2 cup)
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Mix until a dough forms. If it seems to dry add a tsp of applesauce at a time. If it seems to wet, add more cinnamon. Roll out and use cookie cutters in the shape you want your ornaments to be. When you have them all on the cookie sheet, use a straw to make a hole for a hanger to hang them. Usually at the top! I put them on parchment paper on the cookie sheet. You will get 12-15 out of this. I got 15. It all depends on the size of cutters you use. Bake for 2 1/2 hours. Remove and let cool. Decorate with paint, ribbon, buttons, glue, anything, your options are limitless!!!
The smell in your house is incredible!! I hope you get your children involved or someone's children involved! It is a fun project!
Your "cinnamon= Christmas" chefwannabe