Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Homemade Christmas ornaments are all over the place this year, there are so many cool things to do, wrap baubles in cloth, fill them will glitter, but have you thought about cooking your ornaments? A cinnamon decoration for the tree will not only look awesome, it will smell amazing too. There is nothing like a well decorated house with a warm Christmassy smell to match. And they are pretty easy to make too. Combined with a fresh pine tree, it’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas in my house.
These decorations are very easy to make, or more so, bake, and require only two ingredients, applesauce and cinnamon. But even though they are made with edible ingredients, these ornaments are definitely not for eating, they taste horrible! (Yes I tried, even though it clearly stated not too.) Do not mistake them for cookies like I did. I had to keep reminding myself of this fact after tasting one as they smell so delicious.
1.Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with grease proof paper.
2.Combine the applesauce and cinnamon by simple mixing them with a whisk. You want the dough to be able to form a ball without being too sticky. Add additional applesauce or cinnamon if needed. You can mix the dough by hand, it may just take longer.
3.Sprinkle a clean surface with cinnamon (like you would with flour while rolling out pie dough). Place the dough on the surface and sprinkle with more cinnamon. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick, sprinkling with more cinnamon to keep from sticking.
4.Cut out into desired shapes and place on the prepared sheet pan so that they aren't touching. Use a skewer to poke a hole into each ornament (to attach string). Bake in the preheated oven for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until rock hard.
5.Decorate your piece with glitter, material, sequins, etc.
6.Loop a decorative string through the ornament and hang on your tree.
Notes: Ornaments may also be dried at room temperature over several days.