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Cinnamon Snowflake Ornaments

 Cinnamon Snowflake Ornaments
Fill your home with the scent of Christmas with these lovely non-edible spice ornaments. Thread a narrow ribbon through them and hang them on your tree, in the window, from the chandelier, or as a swag by the fireplace. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
10 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + drying

Ingredients

  • 1 cup applesauce
  • Approximately 3/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • Ribbon
  • Royal icing and edible glitter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the applesauce and spices; mix well until a
  • stiff dough forms, adding additional cinnamon if needed.
  • On a board dusted with additional cinnamon, roll out each portion of
  • dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into shapes using 4-in.
  • snowflake-shaped cookie cutters dipped in cinnamon. Reroll scraps.
  • Place cutouts on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Make a hole
  • with a plastic straw about 1/2 in. from the top of each ornament.
  • Bake at 200° for 20-30 minutes. Remove to paper towels to dry
  • thoroughly. When completely dry and cool, string a ribbon strip
  • through each hole; tie the ends together to form a loop. Decorate
  • ornaments as desired with royal icing and glitter. Yield: about 10
  • (4 inch ornaments).
Royal Icing: In a large bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar, 4-1/2 teaspoons meringue powder and 2 to 3

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Cinnamon Snowflake Ornaments (continued)

Editor's Note: tablespoons warm water. Beat on high speed with a portable mixer for 7-10 minutes or on low speed with a stand mixer for 4-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Tint with food coloring if desired. Place a damp paper towel over bowl to prevent frosting from drying out while using. Yield: about 1-1/2 cups.