Cinnamon Cut Out Ornaments

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

Serves: Makes 12 to 15 ornaments.
  • 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.


This recipe is the original from the McCormick Spice website. I have altered it slightly by adding white school glue, the glue just helps the ornaments with a little extra sticking power.
These ornaments are NOT EDIBLE.

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