Sunday, December 18, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Ornaments

I brought the kiddo to a local light parade. Logan loved all the lighted floats and music, with the exception of Santa. We are still working on that, but he's getting closer to at least tolerating the idea of Santa. We were able to head home earlier than expected, and when we got home we decided to try our hand at making cinnamon applesauce ornaments. I simply googled a recipe that called for equal parts applesauce and cinnamon. My little man helped pour the ingredients in and mix them around.

Next I rolled it out. I didn't take pictures of this because it was a sticky mess, and I ended up having to add more cinnamon..... and then some flour. I saw a tip last night that recommends you roll it between two pieces of wax paper. I imagine that would have been significantly better.

Once I finally rolled out the dough, and pried the extra bits off of our fingers, the next part was fun! In the beginning of December, I scored 101 cookie cutters for a mere six dollars thanks to the Christmas Tree Shoppe. We doubled our collection of Christmas cookie cutters, and Logan picked out the ones he loved best to make the ornaments.

Once they were rolled out and on a tray, I put them in the oven on a low temperature for about an hour. I flipped them half way through, and then Logan and I went to play with one of our sleeping cats. 

In addition, I let them continue to dry overnight.

Once they were done, I let the little guy decorate them. We had more, but we already handed them some out as gifts to some family members before I remembered to take the picture. The blue ornament in the middle is Logan's version of his favorite blue girl, Smurfette.

Once the paint dries we used ribbon or ornament hangers to hang them. These ornaments smell heavenly. We saved a handful to decorate our tree, and Logan loves pointing them out to anyone who sees our tree. 

1 comment:

  1. These look super fun - I've never seen this recipe before!! I am your newest follower! I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want to =) I also wanted to invite you to link up to TGIF Linky Party - - I know my readers would love this!! Merry Christmas,


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