Yule Cinnamon Ornaments

Cinnamon Ornaments

Cinnamon Ornaments

Do you like the smell of cinnamon? I love the smell of cinnamon in my house. This time of year when it mixes with the fragrance of Frazier Fir and the potpourri of spices and fruits I have simmering it has a wonderful warm Yule feeling. I can not of course keep the potpourri pot simmering 24/7 but I can add a wonderful cinnamon smell throughout the house. I use this simple recipe for Cinnamon Ornaments to accomplish this. When my children were small this was one of their favorite things to make. We would hang several on the Yule tree.  The rest would be hung on each child’s individual tree and stuck in among the greenery scattered around the house making the whole house smell as festive as it looked.

Cinnamon Ornaments
1 cup cinnamon
1 tablespoon cloves
1 tablespoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons white glue
3/4 cup applesauce (Let drain in a strainer for several hours)
Mix cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg, and add applesauce & glue. Work mixture with hands until smooth and well mixed. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness cut with cookies cutters. Use a straw to make a hole for hanging. Put on a wire rack to dry at room temp for several days. Or bake for 2 ½ hours. Remove from oven and place ornaments in a cooling rack.
Allow ornaments to dry on the cooling rack for 24 to 48 hours, turning occasionally. Turn twice daily so they don’t curl. Use ribbon or pipe cleaners to hang.

 

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