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post #16 of 30
Found this today....

Cinnamon Ornaments

1 Cup Cinnamon
1 T Ground Cloves
1T Nutmeg
1 C Applesauce
2Tbsp White glue

Combine cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg., add applesauce & glue, stir to combine, knead for 2 to3 minutes. Add more cinnamon if necessary for the dough to be less sticky. Roll to 1/4" thickness. Use cutters to cut out desired shapes. Use straw or toothpick to make a hole for hanging. Place on wire rack & allow to dry at room temp. Turn after a day. It takes about 2 days to dry. Use royal icing (or fabric paint) to decorate. Make 15-20 medium size ornaments. NON-EDIBLE.
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post #17 of 30
Thanks for the recipes even thou I only saw them a year later icon_redface.gif
post #18 of 30
If you make the salt dough, be warned, use rubber gloves when you mix it together. My mom used to make salt dough ornaments with scout groups, and if she forgot to use gloves, the salt dough would seriously dry out her hands--to the point of cracking and bleeding. It's great stuff, though! I have some treasured ornaments I made that are decades old. We spray ours with an aerosol shellac.
post #19 of 30
Thank's a million. I was looking for something like this, both recipes are great.
post #20 of 30
my daughter made the cinnamon ones when she was in preschool...they didnt color them or anything...we have had hers for 5 yrs now this Christmas and each year i hang it close to a bulb on the light strand and you can smell the cinnamon when you get anywhere near the tree..so if you like the smell of cinn like i do...its a holiday thing for me...say just leave them like they are if you d the cinn ones...
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~~Tiff~~

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post #21 of 30
I've made the cinnamon ones in years past. I even used to sell them at craft fairs. They really do smell wonderful for many, many years!
post #22 of 30
I make salt dough ornaments every year with my boys. We cut them out, and they decorate them. They make great gifts for grandparents. I put the boys initials and the year on the back of them. Some day, I'll give them to the boys when they are married and have their own trees. Hopefully, their wives won't let them throw them away, lol.
post #23 of 30
What do you decorate the salt dough cookies with...can you use the RI and then spray with a shilac? How pretty would they be if you could?!? Oh the potential and ideas that creates up in my head!

I've made the applesauce/cinnamon ones before as well...made gingerbread people, and put a ribbon on them...that was over 15 years ago if I had to guess, and they still smell really good after all these years!
post #24 of 30
Many years ago I made cinnamon/applesauce ornaments to fill a tree we put up in the kitchen. I never used any glue in them, just bulk cinnamon from the bulk foods store and applesauce until it was thick like a cookie dough. Cut them out, drinking straw holes, and let them dry on a rack for several days to make sure they were good and dry. Then we took plaid cotton material (easy to come by with my stash of quilting cottons!) in lots of colors and cut strips 1/4" - 1/2" wide and threaded the fabric through the holes, tied with a bow. We used ornament hooks to catch the fabric for hanging. I'm not a big fan of "country" decorating, but that tree was flat-out gorgeous! The only other thing we put on it was multi-colored lights and a large plaid bow on the top. My kitchen always smelled like I was baking, and everyone was really in the spirit. After a few years of rough handling, hubby tossed them out, but I may make just a few this year for our new place to bring back those great old memories (AND make the house smell good!)

Thanks for a lovely thread, ladies!

Odessa
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post #25 of 30
I made the salt ornaments and they turned out horrible. What did I do wrong?? When they were in the oven they puffed up? What was that? Any ideas? Anyone?
post #26 of 30
I have done both of these throughout the years..even have my own, boy was that a few years ago. Mine has marker on it from when I was in school. The cinnamon ones last forever, I changes the spices to get a house full of smells. It smells like I baked everyday all day icon_smile.gif nice trick huh! They look great with a small red ribbon and the uses are endless!
post #27 of 30
Could someone tell me if I did something wrong with these? I made this recipe...

Cinnamon Ornaments

1 Cup Cinnamon
1 T Ground Cloves
1T Nutmeg
1 C Applesauce
2Tbsp White glue

... and I had to add flour to it in order to get it to a rollable stage. I bought the smooth kind of apple sauce and a large bottle of cinnamon at Save a Lot in order not to have a ton of money wrapped up in them if I did something wrong. I had to add a lot of flour to this and now of course they don't really look that nice because they don't have that dark brown color to them. Mine were just really, really sticky and wet. Should I have only used half the amount of the applesauce?

Thanks.
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by paxpuella

Could someone tell me if I did something wrong with these? I made this recipe...

Cinnamon Ornaments

1 Cup Cinnamon
1 T Ground Cloves
1T Nutmeg
1 C Applesauce
2Tbsp White glue

... and I had to add flour to it in order to get it to a rollable stage. I bought the smooth kind of apple sauce and a large bottle of cinnamon at Save a Lot in order not to have a ton of money wrapped up in them if I did something wrong. I had to add a lot of flour to this and now of course they don't really look that nice because they don't have that dark brown color to them. Mine were just really, really sticky and wet. Should I have only used half the amount of the applesauce?

Thanks.



I just ran across my recipe about three days ago, and it only calls for equal parts of cinnamon and applesauce. Mix together until a workable consistency. Sometimes that means that you have to add more cinnamon. Use a straw to poke a hole in the top. Lay on wax paper or parchment until dry enough to handle. This can take a few days (after a couple days I have been known to put some into my food dehydrator; makes the house smell really great and helps the drying process along more quickly).

Hope this helps you out.

Odessa
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post #29 of 30
Thanks for your reply aobodessa. icon_smile.gif

Maybe I just need to double my amount of cinnamon? I measured it out, but maybe since it is in powder form, I should have pressed it down in the measuring cup like brown sugar? They still smell really good, they just don't look that good, lol.

I shall try again, I never can make something right the first time so I always buy double the amount of ingredients, icon_wink.gif .
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by paxpuella

Thanks for your reply aobodessa. icon_smile.gif

Maybe I just need to double my amount of cinnamon? I measured it out, but maybe since it is in powder form, I should have pressed it down in the measuring cup like brown sugar? They still smell really good, they just don't look that good, lol.

I shall try again, I never can make something right the first time so I always buy double the amount of ingredients, icon_wink.gif .



I would just measure as you did before, but when you have all combined, see if you can roll it out or pat it out to the thickness you want. If it's still too wet, then just add a little more cinnamon straight from the jar ... until you get the consistency you want. You'd like a piecrust dough consistency. I hope that this helps you out. Good luck!

Odessa
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