1 cup cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup applesauce
Preheat oven to 150°.
In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg. Add applesauce, stir to combine.
Work the dough with your hands for 3 or 4 minutes until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
If the dough is a little crumbly, add a tablespoon of applesauce at a time to it until it is smooth and a bit sticky.
Roll out dough to 1/3 inch thickness. It will be sticky, so be careful with it. You can use cinnamon like flour on your pin and rolling surface to stop it from sticking.
Cut dough with cookie cutters. Simple shapes like hearts, bells, trees and ginger men are easier to work with than cutters with complicated shapes.
Using straw make small hole in top of ornament.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 150 degrees for 2 1/2 hours
Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
Loop a ribbon through the top.
This recipe makes 12 to 14 medium sized Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments