I know there are so many cinnamon dough recipes out there, but I’ve looked around, and some of them seemed like they needed way too much stuff, or too much drying time. I tried a super simple recipe today and it came out perfect and what’s even better is there are only two ingredients….apple sauce, and cinnamon (and I added sparkles, but it’s optional!!). If you want to add another spice as well, that would work too! I’m loving the way these came out, and they smell amazing, and your house will smell amazing while they bake!
I started with 1/4 cup apple sauce and 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons cinnamon (which I purchased at the dollar store BTW!!) Your dough being too dry or too wet can depend on the weather outside (believe it or not!), so you may need to add some more applesauce or cinnamon. I added my sparkles in with the cinnamon so it would be distributed evenly throughout the dough. My dough appeared crumbly, but held together just fine, I had no problems with it breaking apart while rolling out or releasing it from the cookie cutter. I rolled the dough out between plastic wrap to about 1/4in thick. Keep in mind that the thicker you roll it out, the longer it will need to bake. I found poking the hole while still in the cookie cutter helped keep it’s shape, and I was able to make a nice sized hole easily. I put them on a parchment paper lined pan, and baked them at 200F for 2 hours, flipping them halfway. They came out nice and dry, unlike some of the other recipes that I saw suggest leaving them out to dry after and before baking or even overnight. They came out so cute, I can’t wait to get them on my tree and on some gifts!! 🙂
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