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.