How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments

3-Ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments

December 15, 2020
Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

These homemade cinnamon ornaments are super-easy, with only three ingredients!  They’re a lovely way to decorate the Christmas tree—and a fun craft for all ages.

Cinnamon “Dough” Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons applesauce
  • 10 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

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Cinnamon Dough Directions

  1. Mix applesauce, cinnamon, and cloves until smooth and clay-like.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon on your tabletop and rolling pin, and roll the applesauce/spice mixture to about ⅛-inch thickness.
  3. Use cookie cutters or a small knife to cut out your shapes.
  4. With a small skewer make holes for hanging ribbons and draw details on the shapes.
  5. Place cutouts on a cookie sheet and put in a 120 degrees F oven.
  6. After 1-½ hours turn the oven off but leave the ornaments in overnight to dry.

Decorate with ribbons and hang on the Christmas tree or tie them to holiday gifts!

Makes about 20 fragrant ornaments.



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cinnamon apple sauce ornaments

I've made cinnamon apple sauce ornaments for years with my pre-kindergarten children. I use a recipe from my sister - 3/4 cup apple sauce and a 4.12 oz bottle of cinnamon. Mix the dough with your hands [I've gone to using surgical gloves so my hands are not brown any more :)], press out dough with hands - on table top is fine, use a cookie cutter, poke a hole with a straw and set to dry on wax paper or foil or napkins. Turning every day for about 2 or 3 days. No oven. Easy clean up. And, boy will your room smell nice!

Cinnamon ornaments

The directions call for 120F temp oven. My oven's lowest setting is 170F.
Do you think a dehydrator would work as well and what heat temp do you think I should set it at? My dehydrator has a few heat & fan settings.

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Hello, Irene. We think you can use the directions above even if your lowest oven temp is 170 degrees F. Turn the oven off after an hour and fifteen minutes, rather than an hour and a half.

They look easy and scent

They look easy and scent inspiring. Perfect for the holidays.