Christmas in Kuwait 2016

Christmas in Kuwait 2016 – Day 12

And All The Souls On Earth Shall Sing

We’re half way there folks!  I know I can hardly wait.  This weekend I’m hoping to get some treats knocked out.  I’m aiming for my usual holiday batch of Chex Mix, hoping for some cookies, and if I’m feeling particularly adventurous I’m going to break out a pecan pie recipe!  Mmmmmmm… Christmas treats!  Today’s treat smells quite yummy but that’s about as far as it goes.  A couple of years back Anita made some cinnamon ornaments for one of our trees.  When I found them this year there was no doubt what I was unwrapping because they were still very fragrant.  They went up on the garland around our banister and the whole stairwell was all pine tree and cinnamony!  You can check out the recipe below and try your hand at ornament baking this week!  Merry Christmas Y’all!

Christmas in Kuwait 2016 – Day 12

Non-Edible Cinnamon Ornaments


  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons glue


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  2. Mix in the applesauce and glue.
  3. Work the mixture with your hands 2 to 3 minutes to form a ball.
  4. If mixture is too wet, add more cinnamon. If mixture is too dry, add more applesauce.
  5. Lightly dust a clean surface with cinnamon.
  6. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters, and use a toothpick to make a hole at the top for hanging with a ribbon.
  8. Dry in a slow oven 200 degrees F (100 degrees C) for several hours, or air dry in a sunny spot for 4 or 5 days.
  9. When dry, decorate with gingham and/or ribbon.

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