Mix 1 c. ground cinnamon, 1 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1 tsp. ground cloves. *Add 1 c. applesauce a little at a time; until it makes a dough (like play-dough; you can work it with your hands). If mixture is too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons more applesauce. Sprinkle cinnamon on an ungreased work surface and roll out dough (You can place dough between wax paper and roll out) to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut desired shapes with cookie cutters. Poke hole in shape with toothpick for hanging the ornament; for a larger hole, use a drinking straw. Place in dehydrator or 150 degree F oven until dry or Air dry 4-5 days. Use string or ribbon to hang your ornaments.

*Add a few drops of red or green food coloring to the applesauce if desired.

Yield: Approx 2 dozen ornaments

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