Cinnamon Apple Sauce Cookie will help to freshen the house up and provide the house with that lovely scent of cinnamon.
Making these ornaments is fun and easy way to bring the entire family together. I can recall making ornaments as a young girl with my family and with my own children. Making holiday memories is something that many of us want to do. Yes the gifts, scents and fun are great but family memories are treasures that can be kept forever.
1 cup applesauce
1-1¼ cup (130 grams) ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground cloves (optional)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the applesauce, cinnamon, and cloves (if using). It may take a few minutes for the mixture to come together. 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. If you have time chill the dough in fridge over night.
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 ¼ inch thick, sprinkling with more cinnamon to keep from sticking.
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 1½ - 2 hours or until rock hard.
Loop a decorative string through the ornament and hang on your tree.