Just in case you didn't have anything else to do on the day before Christmas, I thought I'd pass on another tradition I do with my children. We did this two weeks ago, but if you need an activity to occupy your children this afternoon while you're baking your pies, here it is.
3/4 c. apple sauce
4 1/2 oz. cinnamon (1/2 cup, really.)
about 1/2 - 1 c. flour
Mix the ingredients into a rollable dough, adding flour as needed, but trying to keep the dough brown. Roll out like sugar cookies, and cut with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets, then punch out a hole (for stringing ribbon) with a straw. Bake at about 200 for about 15-20 minutes, until firming up. Let cool and harden. String with ribbon and hang on the tree...This smells delicious!
Merry Christmas everyone!