Here is an easy recipe to make fragrant holiday decorations that look and smell like real gingerbread cookies. They make great ornaments, garland centerpieces or package tie ons. Both children and adults will love this project! (our dog did as well!)
what you need:
- a bottle of ground cinnamon - have extra on hand if your dough is too sticky and to dust your work space with
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of applesauce
Very slowly add the applesauce to the cinnamon. It is very easy to make the dough too sticky. We did and ran out of cinnamon. If this happens you can add flour, but it will make the dough lighter in color.
Dust your work space with cinnamon and roll out dough about a quarter inch thick.
Cut the dough with your favorite cookie cutters or shape with your hands. Use a bamboo skewer or straw to make holes to hang your ornaments. Now they need to dry. You can let them air dry or bake in the oven on a foil lined baking sheet at 150 degrees for and hour or so.
Visit us on Monday to see how we used our gingerbread guys!!