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1 cup applesauce
Approximately 3/4 cup ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground cloves
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon ground allspice
Green or red heavy thread
Straw or wooden skewer
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 1-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in cinnamon. Reroll scraps. Place cutouts on parchment-lined baking sheets.
Using a straw or wooden skewer, make a small hole in the top of each of the ornaments.
Bake at 200° for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove to paper towels to dry thoroughly. When completely dry and cool, string a ribbon strip or piece of thread through each hole; tie the ends together to for a loop.