Posted by on November 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM
SPICED POMANDER BALLS You'll need: 1 cup cinnamon 1 tablespoon cloves 1 tablespoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon allspice 1 cup applesauce 2 tablespoons white glue 8 drops of sweet orange essential oil whole cloves and ribbon to decorate (I added a tablespoon of Orris root for preservative) 1. Combine powdered spices in a small bowl. 2. In a large bowl combine and stir together the glue, essential oil and applesauce. 3. Combine the 2 mixtures together 4. Stir and use hands to make a "cookie dough" consistency, you'll want it to be a little dryer than most cookie doughs for better handling (add more applesauce if too dry, cinnamon if too wet). 5. Pinch off enough dough to form into small balls, use a skewers (or pens) to form a hole through the center 6. add the cloves, to keep the ball's form, be sure to roll over (or you'll get a flat side) 7. Put pomanders in a dehydrator at 215 degrees for about 2 hours. I put them in the oven to dry 200 degrees for an hour. 8. String them with dehydrated orange slices, cranberries, popcorn or pinecones to make a garland for your tree. Or string each one for an air freshener for your car. This will be Christmas presents for my visitors this holiday season.

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