Cinnamon Dough Recipe
Ingredients: 3/4 cup of applesauce (do not use homemade) & 1 cup + 2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
Directions: Preheat oven 250 degrees, mix ingredients, use cookie cutters for desired shape, use a straw to make a hole for your ribbon/rope, place on cookie sheet, put in oven for 2 1/2 hours, flipping them over occasionally.
Here's my tips:
- This was a very very very wet dough to work with (ok, I wouldn't even call it a dough, it's mush), sprinkle ground cinnamon on surface you plan on rolling it on, sprinkle on top, and coat your rolling pin several times throughout the rolling process.
- When placing your holes make sure they are far enough down if it's a narrow shape (like snowflake) so there's no cracking.
- Easiest way to transfer these to a cookie sheet, is to coat a spatula with some cinnamon and slide it under your shape, the excess areas will break away. I started trying to use a knife, but b/c it's mush, it wasn't working very smoothly.
After letting them cook, I broke off any excess little pieces from the sides. Used some red and white baker's twine I had around and hung them on the tree. Only disappointment is they are sort-of hard to see on the tree. But they do smell rather yummy when you walk by.