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Life last weekend? Christmas-y, sweet and so, so enjoyable. 
Take a look-sy....
My Meme's homemade Christmas ornaments. 
Recipe below.

Beer cheese soup and homemade pretzels.

So much Christmas cheer.

Homemade pumpkin pie. DUH.

Interested in making your own cinnamon apple  Christmas ornaments? DO IT.  Just be warned that your house will smell like Big Red followed by cinnamon rolls for several days.  Yes, days.  Read on.

Meme's Cinnamon Apple Ornaments
-a ton of cinnamon (we're talking 3cups-ish)
-a spot of applesauce (yep I said a "spot")

Preheat oven to 250.  
Mix a bit of applesauce with the cinnamon until your dough begins to resemble cookie dough.  DO NOT ADD too much applesauce or your ornaments will be two sticky to roll out/cut out.  Trust me, I experienced this.  Once it resembles cookie dough consistency roll out the dough to be about 1/4 of an inch thick.  Do not make your cut outs too thick or they will bubble while baking.  
Before placing the cut-outs on a greased cookie sheet, be sure to use a pencil to make a hole in the ornaments before baking.
Bake the cut-outs for 6 hours at 250.
Let cool and tie with pretty string. 

Enjoy your new cinnamon factory (er...home?). 
Here's to another lovely weekend! Happy Friday!

1 comment

Katelyn December 12, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Great pics Bud!! So fun and festive!