Makes 32 two-inch wonderful smelling ornaments.
Do not eat! Not for internal use.
1 cup ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon ground cloves
1 Tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground coriander (if available)
¼ teaspoon ground anise (if available)
3/4 cup applesauce, drained
2 Tablespoons white (Elmer’s-type) glue
In a medium bowl, combine spices. Add the applesauce and the glue.
Stir to combine. Work the mixture with your hands for 2-3 minutes or until
the dough is smooth and the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide into four equal portions.
On a lightly floured board, roll each portion to 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut dough with floured cookie cutters. (Make holes in the top to thread
ribbon or raffia if you want to use them as hanging ornaments.)
Place cutouts on wire racks and allow them to dry at room temperature for several days. (For a more uniform drying process, turn ornaments over once daily.)
For even more cinnamon and spice scents, make a spray with water and
essential oils and lightly mist the ornaments throughout the holiday to
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