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Cinnamon Ornaments

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Quick and simple, these classic old-fashioned cinnamon ornaments are a favorite craft every holiday that my family loves to make together.
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  1. Cinnamon Ornaments Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe
  3. How To Hang Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
  4. Storing Cinnamon Ornaments with Applesauce
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Simple and beautiful, these classic old-fashioned cinnamon ornaments are the perfect Christmas craft to do with your kids this holiday season. A longtime family favorite, an easy dough is baked into shapes with the help of your favorite cookie cutters to create these magical decorations.

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Cinnamon Ornaments Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup white all-purpose glue
  • ¾ cup applesauce

PRO TIP:

These ornaments are not edible and are to be used for decoration only!

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CINNAMON APPLESAUCE: I used cinnamon applesauce for my homemade ornaments. If you use regular applesauce, you’ll probably want to increase the amount of cinnamon.

How To Make This Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe

STEP ONE: Combine the cinnamon with the cloves and nutmeg in a medium bowl.

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STEP TWO: Stir well, then add the applesauce and glue. Mix by hand to form a smooth, clay-like dough.

applesauce and glue added to the cinnamon mixture and stirred in a bowl

STEP THREE: Roll dough out to about ¼-inch thickness.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

You can layer your dough between two sheets of plastic wrap to make it easier and less messy while rolling it out.

dough rolled with a roller

STEP FOUR: Cut out holiday shapes with cookie cutters.

STEP FIVE: Add a small hole in the top for a ribbon with a straw or toothpick.

PRO TIP:

You have to plan ahead when poking the holes in the ornaments. Also, you could use a patterned rolling pin or stamps to press a pattern into the ornaments before proceeding. 

using cookie cutter cut out shapes

STEP SIX: Lift shapes carefully with a spatula and place ornaments on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

cookie placed on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet

STEP SEVEN: Bake at 200°F for 2 to 3 hours until dry and hard.

PRO TIP:

You can skip the oven and let the ornaments air dry if you would rather. Just lay them out on a wire rack for 2 to 3 days, rotating occasionally. 

STEP EIGHT: Tie with a pretty ribbon and hang on your tree or use as a package decoration or DIY gift. You can also decorate your ornaments with glue, metallic paint, craft paint, and glitter if you’d like to.

PRO TIP:

If your edges are a little rough, you can use fine-grit sandpaper to smooth them out. Also, you can use a Sharpie to write the year on the back. 

cookies baked on a cookie sheet

How To Hang Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Once you bake your ornaments, you can decorate any way you would like with glitter glue, sparkles, markers, or paint. All the decorations to dry before hanging your ornaments on the Christmas tree. They also make fantastic handmade gifts for friends and grandparents.

Want more DIY? Add a cozy Christmas scent to the air with homemade Christmas potpourri. P.S. Don’t miss these gingerbread and gingersnap recipe ideas.

Storing Cinnamon Ornaments with Applesauce

I recommend placing these gems in sandwich baggies when you’re putting away decorations, especially if they’re decorated. They will keep at room temperature and can be displayed every year during the holiday season.

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Easy to make and filled with the sweet scent of cinnamon, these cinnamon applesauce ornaments will become a fun tradition for your family each Christmas. It only takes a few minutes to mix and bake the dough, before using cookie cutters, and the result is darling ornaments that are perfect for decorating or homemade gifts.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do cinnamon ornaments go bad?

These easy cinnamon dough ornaments will not go bad and can be stored with your other holiday decorations to be displayed year after year.

What are the best cookie cutters for this cinnamon ornament recipe

Stainless steel cookie cutters work well for this recipe. Cover them in flour before using them, so they don’t stick to the dough.

What is the best thing to use to hang these ornaments?

The easy homemade cinnamon ornaments can be threaded with either twine or ribbon to hang from your tree.

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Quick and simple, these classic old-fashioned cinnamon ornaments are a favorite craft every holiday that my family loves to make together.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup white all-purpose glue
  • ¾ cup applesauce

Instructions
 

  • Combine the cinnamon with the cloves and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  • Stir well, then add the applesauce and glue. Mix by hand to form a smooth, clay-like dough.
  • Roll dough out to about ¼-inch thickness.
  • Cut out holiday shapes with cookie cutters. 
  • Add a small hole in the top for a ribbon with a straw or toothpick.
  • Lift shapes carefully with a spatula and place ornaments on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 200°F for 2 to 3 hours until dry and hard.
  • Tie with a pretty ribbon and hang on your tree or use as a package decoration or DIY gift. You can also decorate your ornaments with glue, metallic paint, craft paint, and glitter if you’d like to.

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Notes

  • These ornaments are not edible and are to be used for decoration only!
  • You can layer your dough between two sheets of plastic wrap to make it easier and less messy while rolling it out.
  • You have to plan ahead when poking the holes in the ornaments. Also, you could use a patterned rolling pin or stamps to press a pattern into the ornaments before proceeding.
  • You can skip the oven and let the ornaments air dry if you would rather. Just lay them out on a wire rack for 2 to 3 days, rotating occasionally. 
  • If your edges are a little rough, you can use fine-grit sandpaper to smooth them out. Also, you can use a Sharpie to write the year on the back! 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 219g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 1221mg | Fiber: 131g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 751IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 2425mg | Iron: 21mg
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