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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

No Bake Gingerbread Ornaments

Years ago, I taught with a precious soul who made these yummy smelling gingerbread ornaments with her first graders.  They smelled so good you could seriously smell them all down the hall!  Through the years, I've made them as parent gifts with my first graders and when we had my son, we started making them at home for our kitchen tree.  It's a tradition I look forward to every Christmas!

I can smell them just looking at the pictures!! :)

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No Bake Gingerbread Ornaments Recipe:
*3/4 Cup cinnamon (1 tall spice bottle)
*1 Tbsp allspice (about 1/3 short bottle)
*2 Tbsp ground cloves (2/3 short bottle)
*1 Tbsp ground nutmeg (1/3 short bottle)
*1 Cup applesauce
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Mix all of the ingredients together.

Roll on wax paper.

Cut.

Repeat until you've used all of the dough.

Let dry on the wax paper...

Make a hole in the top with a tooth pick (when I made these in the classroom, the kids and I used a pencil to make the hole!)

It takes about 5-7 days for them to dry completely!  But man do they make your classroom and house smell like Christmas!  My first graders always loved the smell!

I added twine to mine this year for my tree, but you can add any yarn or ribbon you like!

This recipe makes about 12-15 so you will need to double the recipe for your classroom!

Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays and a blessed Christmas season!  You can see them on our kitchen tree and the rest of our Christmas decorations HERE!