The rains came today and warmer temps and with that the melting began...........
These storms came at a busy time of year for all of us............Mother Nature may be trying to get our attention.
I promised myself this would be a frugal handmade Christmas this year and I've decided that instead of the 12 days of Christmas I might have to change it to the 12 months of Christmas since nothing will be done on time! LOL!
I did manage to make my cinnamon ornaments last night and they are really easy if you don't have to mix the dough by hand. Buy the cheapest ingredients you can find as they are not going to be eaten.
I went to the Dollar General here in town and got the applesauce, cinnamon and cloves.
1 cup of applesauce
1 1/2 cups of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of ground cloves
string for hanging
heart cookie cutters (or whatever you want to try)
Mix 1 cup of the applesauce with 1 cup of the cinnamon and mix it well! This is where a mixer comes in handy. Add the additional 1/2 cup of cinnamon and the 2 tablespoons of ground cloves and mix again.
Sprinkle some cinnamon on the surface where you'll be rolling out your dough. Then just treat it like you would any rolled cookie dough....except don't taste it or lick the beaters! I put parchment paper on my cookie sheets and went to town.