Such a nostalgic thing—applesauce ornaments. So simple, yet a memory in the making and something to cherish for years! Or, until they dry out so much that they break in half. I’m pretty sure we
Such a nostalgic thing—applesauce ornaments. So simple, yet a memory in the making and something to cherish for years! Or, until they dry out so much that they break in half. I’m pretty sure we still have a few broken applesauce ornaments in my parents’ ornament chest that are 30 years old.
In case this is new to anyone reading, making applesauce ornaments only requires two ingredients. Cinnamon and applesauce. Keep reading along because I’ll share the exact steps!
Two small containers of cinnamon (They are around 2.5oz each)
3/4 cup applesauce
Mix and knead until you’ve got a smooth dough.
From what I understand, that makes about 15 ornaments. If I’m being totally honest, I was trying to stretch our recipe out a bit more to create even more, so I added some more applesauce and then some flour to make our dough even bigger. In hindsight, I would have just stuck with the smaller batch because Watson lost interest towards the end anyway.
Then you’re going to take two pieces of plastic wrap and put a handful of the dough between the two. Using a roller to flatten the dough out until it’s about 1/4in thick.
Use cookie cutters to make your desired shapes!
Meanwhile, go ahead and set your oven to 200 degrees.
You’re then going to want to lay all of your dough shapes out on a baking sheet and use a drinking straw to make a small hole in each one. Don’t forget this part, because you need the hole to add ribbon for hanging on the tree!
In it goes for 2 and 1/2 hours! We had to sheets full to bake, but again, I pretty much doubled our dough.
Let them sit overnight to totally cool. This is how they look the next morning!
Then add strings, ribbons, raffia, yarn, or whatever you’d like to finish off the ornaments.
Finally, have fun attaching them to gifts as gift tags, hanging them on your tree, or even adorn garland with them!
Tag me on insta-stories if you make these so I can see the fun!