Home-baked Valentine Keepsakes
These treats smell good enough to eat, but will be special enough to keep.
Note: The actual time for this project is under an hour, but the drying time for the dough is a few days, so plan accordingly.
- Rolling pin
- Heart-shaped cookie cutter
- Cooling rack
- String or ribbon
Mix 1 cup applesauce, 1-1/2 cups cinnamon, and 1/3 cup glue in a bowl. Form the mixture into a ball and chill it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
Next, sprinkle some cinnamon on a cutting board. Roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4-inch thick. Cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter and use a nail to make one hole at the top of each heart. Using a spatula, move the hearts onto a cooling rack and allow them to dry for about two days.
Once dry, run a piece of ribbon through the hole and tie a loop (Optional: Attach a Valentine’s Day note to the ribbon.)