Friday, July 12, 2013

Another batch

I had a comment several days ago from Tanya at Allotments 4 you wanting to know how I made the Cinnamon hearts and pumpkins.

Since I recently made another batch and had the picture, why not make another post out of it and give you the recipe for making them.

This time I made gingerbread men and made the hole so they could be used for ornaments.

All you need to make these is:
3/4 cup applesauce
1 cup of cinnamon
1 Tbs glue
Now the glue is kind of optional. Some sites said to use it, others didn't and one said that they tried it both ways and didn't see a difference. I also did it both ways and honestly I didn't see a difference either.

So you mix your ingredients and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Then cut your shapes either with a cookie cutter or by hand if you're that good. Pop them in the oven set at 200 degrees for about 2 hours. I checked them about every half hour and turned them over.

If you are doing the pumpkins you use the same mix but I think I also added nutmeg or ginger. Then you roll them in a ball and using the blunt side of a knife make indents for the veins. Then stick a little stem in them (I used littel pieces broken off of a grape vine wreath) then let them air dry. It'll take them a few days to dry completely.

20 comments:

Ginny said...

These ones are just perfect!!

Tanya Walton said...

These look great Ann. I think though I am now more confused than ever...apple-sauce and cinnamon?!?!?! are they edible if you don't add the glue?? What consistency should the apple-sauce be. I just can't get my head around that working?!?!?!

Jeanne Pursell said...

I bet these smell just terrific!! I love the scent of cinnamon!

Duni said...

So cute, Ann! I have the same question as Tanya - does applesauce and cinnamon make a "rollable" mixture?

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful!!! Thanks Ann

Helen said...

I like the receipt just 2-3 ingredients. Your house must smell so good during baking.

Out on the prairie said...

Very unique and a lovely smell.

Sandra said...

where do you get a cup of cinnamon? just a small can cost and arm and a leg... do you grind your own? or does it come at the craft store?

Grace said...

I'm with Sandra - a cup of cinnamon? Maybe the cheapo kind you can get in a dollar store???

Grace said...

Oh yeah, and are these scented once they are backed and dried?

Sandee said...

You are on a roll Ann. Awesome.

Have a fabulous day. My best to Duke. :)

BeadedTail said...

Those are cute! Maybe the glue just helps them last longer? Do you know how long they last either way?

Donna said...

Very cute! I think the glue is to make the mixture less tasty for any critters that may want to take a nibble.

Eva Ason said...

They're very cute :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Super cute and how easy!

Betsy Adams said...

Lookin' good---and I'll bet your house smells DELICIOUS.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

I just know your house is smelling yummy again! These are so cute I may try to make them! :)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Yeah, like any of them would actually get hung on the Christmas tree, but a girl should have dreams.

Sharkbytes said...

I'll bet your house smells great!

Chatty Crone said...

I remember these - and good idea about the hole - they are going to make the tree smell great. sandie

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