Applesauce ornaments

Every one’s been making these lately, which was helpful for me because I knew I wanted to make them, but didn’t know the recipe.

Here’s the recipe I used: 5 Orange Potatoes, mainly because it said you could cook them. I don’t think the kids have the patience to wait 4-5 days for them to air dry. There’s also a slightly different recipe here at Pocketful of Posies.

Recipe:ย  1C cinnamon;ย  1C applesauce;ย  1T glue


1. Mix all the ingredients together. I think mine was probably a little wet, but it all mixes together fairly easily. Wow, Batman sure does look drugged in that picture.


2. Roll it out, ideally to about quarter inch thickness.

3. Cut out the ornaments. After you’ve cut them out use a straw to cut a hole in the ornament.

4. Place on cookie sheet and let dry. I put it in the oven at 200 for about 30 minutes or so, and turned them every 10 minutes.

All done waiting for them to get up from their “nap.” If nap is what it’s called when they stand up there and yell, “now can I come down?”

Edited to add: Ummmm….. very important thing to do. Make sure you label these as NOT FOOD. Otherwise poor unsuspecting husbands will excitedly think it’s a cookie and eat them. I’ve been told they don’t taste good.

6 thoughts on “Applesauce ornaments

  1. Love these ๐Ÿ™‚ My mom still has an ornament I made 20 years ago…and it still smells great! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Have you seen a recipe around for bread ornaments? I think it was white bread, mashed up with glue and food dye. I made beaded bracelets with it in school…I'll need to look that up!)

  2. I made these with my nieces MANY years ago while at home for Christmas. My Dad bit into one-he would agree they don't taste very good.
    When I first started reading the post, I was thinking…sweet potatoes to make ornaments? sounds different..then I realized 5 Orange Potatoes was where you got the recipe. Neuron misfire ๐Ÿ™‚

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