Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas...

...thanks to these yummy smelling tree ornaments I made to attach to a few gifts and hang on our tree. I used a different recipe this year than the usual one I make every year. Rather than just cinnamon and apple sauce, this recipe calls for a few kinds of spices. Extra smelly goodness!

1 cup cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. allspice
1 tbsp ginger
3/4 c. applesauce

In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves, allspice,
ginger & nutmeg. Add applesauce, stir to combine.
Work mixture with hands 2 to 3 minutes or until dough
is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut dough with cookie cutters.
Using straw or pencil, make small hole in top of ornament.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.
Remove from the cookie sheet and bake on the oven
racks for another hour and a half.

Add a pretty Christmas ribbon or string and voila! :)

Original recipe found here.


Youarethemoon said...

Cari, Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and pictures! Also, thank you for posting this recipe because I needed to make something for my office and I couldn't find the right mints to make what I had picked, and this was a wonderful back up plan! I made them Tuesday night and most of them turned out. They smell great!

Anonymous said...

These are so nice. They just yell out Christmas to me.


Cari said...

They really do smell amazing! It always feels more like Christmas once I make them!