Applesauce Ornaments

My applesauce ornament recipe comes from my Great Grandma C. She is no longer with us, but the tradition of her applesauce ornaments lives on. They're so much fun to make and your house will smell absolutely fabulous! A couple years ago I did not paint my ornaments and I used them as gift tags for Christmas presents. This year I cut out gingerbread men and will be using them as my friendship gift for friends and family that visit during the holidays.

Apple Sauce Ornaments 
not edible
• 1 cup (plus more for rolling) ground cinnamon 
• 1 tablespoon nutmeg
• 1 tablespoon ground clove
• 1 tablespoon all spice 
• 3/4 cup applesauce
• 2 tablespoons Aleens tacky glue 

• In a medium bowl mix spices, stir in applesauce and glue. Work mixture 2-3 minutes with your hands to form a ball.
          •Too dry? Add more applesauce
          • Too moist? Add more cinnamon
• Divide into four equal parts. Roll to 1/4 inch thick on a cinnamon covered surface; cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter. Use a pencil to place a hole at the top.
• Place on a cookie sheet and allow to dry 4-5 days - your home will smell fabulous.
• Don't forget to add a ribbon and paint them if desired!
• These ornaments will last for years. My mum has a couple from when she was little and I have one that is 20 years old!
What to do with your ornaments
• hang on your Christmas
• use as gift tags 
• give to your girlfriends


  1. What a fun project! I am adding this to my list!

  2. my grandmother used to make these! I am so happy to have the "recipe"! :)

  3. those are too cute....i think i can smell them already!

  4. How cute, and they look good enough to eat! Haha, I would just have to hope my cats didn't try too ;)

  5. I love this idea! How creative and cute!!

  6. This looks like a fun project! Cute idea to use them as gift tags!

  7. This is too funny! I'm hosting a cookie exchange and my mom and I have been planning to give these to all the attendees as a party favor! Great minds think alike! I also love the idea of using them as gift tags!

  8. They're so cute! What a great idea!

  9. I remember making these in preschool, still have one and it still smells of cinnamon.. :]

  10. oh my gosh! I remember making these when I was little. They smelled so good I wanted to eat them :)

  11. These are really cute! I WISH the were edible, haha!!!

  12. These are adorable! How nice that you are carrying on your great grandmother's tradition!

  13. What a fun idea! We used to make something similar to these, but they were dog treats and the dogs could eat them after we were done with the tree.