Angelicscalliwags Christmas Traditions # 6: Apple Sauce and Cinnamon Decorations

Donna asked if I would post the recipe for these, so here it, especially for you, Donna!  It is a recipe from the book ‘The Adventure of Christmas’.  We make these each year.

No-Bake Spiced Dough Ornaments

1 cup ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground cloves

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

1 cup apple sauce

2 tablespoons white craft glue

A few tablespoons of all purpose flour

Add together, mix until a dough.  Roll out, cut shapes.  Pop a hole at top (I used a straw).  Leave to dry for a few days.  Tie some ribbon and hang.

This year they were 7 and A5 was 1

Simple, yes?  Of course I find it impossible to stick to any kind of recipe or instructions.  Call it a character flaw, but I must tweak!  Me?  I call it creative.  So, over the years I’ve played around a bit.  I like cinnamon, pure and unadulterated.  No ginger for me!  Clove is a lovely addition.  I tend to add much more spice than the recipe says and omit the flour.  The resulting ornaments are darker in colour which I like (see one far left in picture).  I’ve also added glitter for a bit of seasonal festivities in the past.  My favourite, though, is simple apple sauce and cinnamon and glue.  Looks lovely, smells gorgeous and so good you could almost eat them (I don’t recommend it though!).  Enjoy your own tweaking and find out what you like the most.  Have fun!