Sweet-smelling Christmas tree cookie ornaments. They can be made to look like little gingerbread men.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the applesauce and cinnamon to form a stiff dough. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and make a hole for ribbon. Carefully place cookies on a rack to dry. Let air dry for several days, turning occasionally.

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Nutrition Facts

355.3 calories; 4.8 g protein; 110.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 14.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
i have a similar recipe that smells way better for alot longer...just add 2 tbsp of ground cloves 1 tbsp ground allspice 1 tbsp ground nutmeg to the cinnamon (which my recipe calls for 3/4 cup ground cinnamon...and 3/4 cup applesauce minus 2 tbsp. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2010
Few changes to the recipe. First I used all spice because it's a good mix of spices. Secondly the mix was a little dry so i used 250ml of apple sauce instead.when I rolled it out all it did was stick to my work top so i used a little flower it does make the mix a little white but when u paint it it won't matter. They are a little fragile and did fall apart but do smell lovely Read More
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
i have a similar recipe that smells way better for alot longer...just add 2 tbsp of ground cloves 1 tbsp ground allspice 1 tbsp ground nutmeg to the cinnamon (which my recipe calls for 3/4 cup ground cinnamon...and 3/4 cup applesauce minus 2 tbsp. Read More
(138)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
i have a similar recipe that smells way better for alot longer...just add 2 tbsp of ground cloves 1 tbsp ground allspice 1 tbsp ground nutmeg to the cinnamon (which my recipe calls for 3/4 cup ground cinnamon...and 3/4 cup applesauce minus 2 tbsp. Read More
(138)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2006
My kid's and I love to make these. They make great gifts after the kid's have decorated. I did add 2 tbls of "Mod Podge" glue so they don't crumble. I find this brand works better than white glue. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2003
I made these they were really fun and smelled great made the whole house smell wonderfull. To the person who reviewed this first.... YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO BAKE THEM Great recipe ( Don't eat them lol ) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
I use pretty much the same recipe for my preschool class.I use 1 cup applesauce & 1 cup cinnamon cut & let dry as recipe calls for.I have grandparents tell me there kids made them & they still look good after 25 years. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2005
These make great gifts at the holidays. You can paint the finished cutouts and hang them anywhere you want an apple cinnamon scent. They are especially nice in the car. To the person who thought the mix was too wet simply add some more cinnamon. They last for years. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
I used this in my classroom of 2 & 3 year olds. GREAT!! The whole preschool smelled fantastic. Easy. Keeps for days if sealed in a ziplock bag. Dried well-some curling. We used a sharpie to write names and dates on the backs of our ornaments. We will definately use this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2007
I've made this "playdough" for years. Adding some other spices to it lends for some great smelling ornaments. Cloves and allspices are great. You can even use whole cloves to decorate your creations. This year we are planning on making them again. I might add some essential oil to the mixture as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2008
Another great idea is to cut rectangles of dough and roll to resemble a cinnamon stick. I use these in my boxes of decorations to keep them smelling great while in storage. It works like a charm. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2002
The recipe was a little "wet". When I baked off the ornaments they stuck to the cookie sheet and some of them broke. I bet if you used a little cooking spray or a Silpat liner it would work a little better. The ornaments smell delicious though! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2010
Few changes to the recipe. First I used all spice because it's a good mix of spices. Secondly the mix was a little dry so i used 250ml of apple sauce instead.when I rolled it out all it did was stick to my work top so i used a little flower it does make the mix a little white but when u paint it it won't matter. They are a little fragile and did fall apart but do smell lovely Read More
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