Gingerbread Ornaments

Sprinkling the Christmas tree with lovely ornaments that resemble our favorite holiday cookies makes it an inviting place to enjoy some of the real ones with mugs of cocoa!
  • 3/4 c. cinnamon
  • 1 T. ground nutmeg
  • 2 T. cloves
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 T. ground allspice

Mix all of the ingredients together and roll out into a thin sheet. Cut with assorted holiday cookie cutters and punch a hole for hanging in each. To dry, place on a cookie sheet and bake in a low temperature oven (200 degrees F) for about 2 hours. Set them out on paper bags to finish air dying. These ornaments are good to coat with glue or shellac. Sprinkle them with glitter while they are still damp. String a ribbon through each hole for hanging once the ornaments are dry.

  • Yields: about 12 ornaments
  • Preparation Time: about 5 hours total
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