One of my favorite holiday traditions each year is making Cinnamon Ornaments! They are fast and easy to make and they smell absolutely delicious! I make new ones every year but I find that they keep for several years so be prepared to pack them up at the end of the season! The recipe is not an original, its just what I have used for many, many years to make these fabulous holiday decorations.
Decorating ideas include: string several on a ribbon to make a pretty fireplace garland, box up a dozen in pretty tissue paper for a lovely and inexpensive gift, dangle them from ribbons to hang on the tree and in other areas you want to decorate.
I always get compliments on these, they are easy and fun to make with your kids or by yourself as a grown up craft. Have FUN making your own batch!
Cinnamon Cut Outs
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 cup Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup white school glue
- Cookie cutters
- Drinking straw
- Colorful ribbon
- Preheat oven to 200°F. Mix applesauce and cinnamon in small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed. (You may need use your hands to incorporate all of the cinnamon.) Using about 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll dough to 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap. Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap. Cut dough into desired shapes with 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters. Make a hole at top of the ornament with a drinking straw or skewer. Place ornaments on baking sheet.
- Bake 2 1/2 hours. Cool ornaments on a wire rack. (Or, to dry ornaments at room temperature, carefully place them on the wire rack. Let stand 1 to 2 days or until thoroughly dry, turning occasionally.)
- Insert ribbon through holes and tie to hang. Decorate with opaque paint markers, found in arts and crafts stores, if desired.