1 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups cinnamon
1/3 cup white glue (Elmer's)
Needed items: Cutting board, Rolling Pin, Cookie cutters, Straw, Cooling rack, Scissors, Baling twine or
Step 1: Mix applesauce, 1 cup cinnamon and glue, forming a dough ball. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes to make it firm.
Step 2: Sprinkle remaining cinnamon on cutting board and roll out dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Avoid getting dough too thin or cutouts could break. If it's too thick, it will take longer for cutouts to dry.
Step 3: Cut dough with cookie cutter.
Step 4: use the straw to punch a hole in to top center of each cutout where you will put the string to hang the ornaments. Large cutouts may require two holes spaced evenly.
Step 5: Place cutouts on a cooling rack and allow them to dry for two days.
Step 6: When cutouts dry and change color from deep to light brown, thread twine up through the hole and tie the knots together and hang.
Note: To the dough mixture I have added ground clove, nutmeg, ginger, etc. Any combination of spices to add additional fragrance. If desired after cutouts have dried you may decorate anyway you wish before hanging.