Made a second batch of ornaments today... this time for the two older kids to cut out and give as gifts. I used a different recipe.... 1 cup applesauce and 3/4 cup of cinnamon. But then I added more cinnamon (I have no idea how much) until I like the texture and feel of the dough. The ornaments are much darker than the last batch, in part because I 'floured' the counter with cinnamon, not flour. Also, the cinnamon I used was not three years old bought at Big Lots but was a new container bought last week.
I rolled the dough out thinner than the last batch, and already it seems to be hardening.
Kids liked the project. Hands got good and dirty and the smell of cinnamon is filling the kitchen. The dough is by far some of the most pleasurable I have ever worked with and kids seemed to agree.