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Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

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Nancy

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Best Recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments


It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! At least it is here in the Jacobs' house!

Every year I have to make a batch of Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments so when I tell you I'm giving you the best recipe, I'm truly giving you the best recipe I've ever run across for these little Christmastime nuggets.

Now don't limit these to just ornaments. Put a couple of these into a small basket in your bathroom for a great air freshener. Hang one in your closet to get rid of musty smells or shoe odor. Place one under the seat of your car to help get rid of any fast food smells it might have. Please remember not to let the children or anyone eat these. They do smell yummy.

BTW...Did you notice the one on the right shaped like a basket? Too cute!

Enjoy!

Nancy


Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon--Get it at Sam's Club or Costco for best prices

2/3 cup applesauce

3 Tablespoons white school glue--Remember to stock up on this during back to school sales

Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl.
Wrap the thick dough in plastic wrap and let it set for about 1 hour.

Take some dough and roll out between two sheets of wax paper. I find it best to work with about 1/2 of the mixture at a time.

Roll the dough to about 1/4" thick.

Cut with cookie cutters

or

Shape into circles and press with your rubber stamps

or

Press dough into ceramic cookie molds
Be sure to create a hole for hanging before dough dries. I used a small straw.
or

Press a straightened paper clip into the back of the shape to act as a hanger.

Let ornaments dry for several days turning them from time to time to keep them from curling.

11 comments:

Carmen C. said...

I've made these many times over the years and don't they smell so wonderful? Hope your enjoying your day!

Rondell said...

Wait, you can't eat them up?! That's just terrible. I was working up an appetite just reading about them.

jenjen said...

Thanks for the recipe! Those ornaments look so cool. What a great project!

Thanks for linking up!

XOXO
Jen

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Thanks for the recipe :)

Sherry said...

I bet those smell yummy!

Cha Cha said...

I have received these as gifts, but never had the recipe. Thanks for sharing. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

Paula said...

I have recipes for these too but have never made them. Thanks for this one. I'll take your word for it and use this recipe.

Paula said...

I have a recipe for this but have never tried it. I'll use this one instead! Thanks!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I have these too but my recipe is equal parts and yes I LOVE THE SMELL they are wonderful.

Cheri

{ L } said...

Oh perfect to have this recipe! My son made this dough is school this year and we cut them out at home. I just posted pics. I wanted to recipe, so thank you! I will say yours turned out SO MUCH better than ours! ;) Super cute.

{ L } said...

Oh perfect to have this recipe! My son made this dough is school this year and we cut them out at home. I just posted pics. I wanted to recipe, so thank you! I will say yours turned out SO MUCH better than ours! ;) Super cute.


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