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close up shot of cinnamon ornaments decorated for christmas

Cinnamon Ornaments

Quick and simple, these classic old-fashioned cinnamon ornaments are a favorite craft every holiday that my family loves to make together.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe
Calories 716kcal


  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup white all-purpose glue
  • 3/4 cup applesauce


  • NOTE: These ornaments are not edible and are to be used for decoration only!
  • Combine cinnamon with clove and nutmeg in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Stir well then add applesauce and glue.
  • Mix by hand to form a smooth, clay-like dough.
  • Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut out holiday shapes with cookie cutters. Add a hole in the top for a ribbon with a straw or toothpick.
  • Lift shapes carefully with a spatula and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 200 degrees for 2 to 3 hours until dry and hard.
  • Tie with a ribbon and hang on your tree or use as a package decoration like our example below.



TIP: You have to plan ahead though when poking the holes in the ornaments.


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