Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Prim Little Pumpkins

photo courtesy of The Garden Gate
A few years ago, Joy posted these little pumpkins on her Garden Gate blog. So many people asked for the recipe, that we thought we might share it again here.  These little pumpkins seem to last forever! While they did need a little dusting of spices this year, they look (and smell) just as good as when they were first made. So make some for yourselves and enjoy their autumn-y goodness!

Cinnamon Dough Recipe

1 1/2 cups ground cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup white glue, such as Elmers

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and knead until the dough is smooth and pliable.
Form into pumpkin shapes and lightly score with a toothpick to form the ridges. While the dough is still moist, place a small twig into the top center for the stem.
Dry for a few days or speed up the process by drying in a warm oven (200F).