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Picture of Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

I love the smell of these ornaments. You can vary the spices, but  you must use 2 cups of cinnamon.  Nutmeg, allspice work well too, as well as ground cloves. These intensify over time. Make sure they are completely dry before using them. Amount varies on the size of your cookie cutter. This is a project that children can do with supervision.

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools


You will need the following ingredients:
2 cups (by glass measuring cup) UNSWEETENED applesauce - nothing fancy. I got mine at our local dollar store
Finely grated rind of 1 orange
1 teaspoon orange extract (plus more for later)
2 1/4 cups ground cinnamon (use the cheapest that you can find - again I got mine at the 
    dollar store)
1/4 cup ground ginger
1/4 cup ground cardamon (or other spice)

Here is a list of tools needed:
glass mixing bowl                measuring cups
measuring spoons              wooden spoon
cookie sheets                        rolling pin
cookie cutters                        drinking straw or wooden skewer
bows, imitation silk cording (opt)