Recipe By Valerie Cain Cuff
Published Mar 22nd
Prep 10m Cook - Additional - Ready In 10m
Servings 15 ornaments Calories 75.5

This recipe is meant to be used to make ornaments on wreaths, gifts or to hang on Christmas trees. If fragrance starts to fade, drop a little cinnamon oil on ornament.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups applesauce
  • 3 cups ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix applesauce and cinnamon together until it is thick enough to hold a form when cut into cookie cutter shapes. Flatten the mixture on a flat surface and cut into cookie cutter shapes.
  2. 2 Place cookie shapes on a cookie sheet to dry for 3 to 4 days depending on the size and thickness of the cookies. If using as a hanging ornament, make hole with toothpick before drying.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 75.5
  • Carbohydrate 23.3 g
  • Fat 0.3 g
  • Fiber 12.3 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 3.2 mg
  • Sugar 5.4 g

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  1. I loved the idea of these ornaments but how do you keep the dough from being too sticky to handle? I had trouble getting the ornaments up and on the cooling rack once I cut them. It proved to be too much for the kids to handle and allow the cutouts to keep their shape. - Read more ...
  2. as stated this is easy and fun as a family project gift tags or car scent. There is a cinnamon flavoring sold in Walmart in the crafts section of the store called LorrAnn sold in dram bottles for 1.97. A drop of this cinnamon oil (on the ornament) will refresh these ornaments with a big - Read more ...
  3. This recipe is good but I add a bit of white glue to mine to give it a little added strength.
  4. Making ornaments with this dough is a lot of fun and the result smells delightful! 1 1/2 cups applesauce to 2 cups cinnamon works for me to get a clay-like consistency. Dust hands with cinnamon for handling. You can add a teaspoon of cloves, ginger and allspice to round out the fragrance. To get them - Read more ...
  5. We made these when my son was in the 3rd grade. He is a senior this year and they still smell great. I store in a ziploc after the holidays. We hang a garland in the doorway and the ornaments from it. When you walk through you just feel good from the homey aroma.
  6. This was a fun project. Definately use something larger than a toothpick for the hole - (we ended up needing to drill a larger hole through all of ours) - a straw would probably work better. Got the cinnamon at Sam's Club for a little over 3 (exactly 3 c.). Took about 3 days to - Read more ...
  7. My family made these this year for our Christmas tree and to give out to friends and family. It was fairly easy to work with and kid friendly (I have a two year old and a one year old.) We put the dough between two pieces of wax paper to roll it out. We used - Read more ...
  8. This has quickly become our Christmas tradition. The kids first made these at school and for the last several years we have made them at home. We poke holes in them for hanging on the tree or gift tags. When they are dry we spread the dining room table with newspaper and paint them. T-shirt - Read more ...
  9. I made 200 of these ornaments as placeholders for my company xmas party, and they were a big hit. I bake mine in a slow oven (175 degrees C) for 2 to 3 hours, and it definitely makes your home smell delicious!
  10. This is a terrific recipe my kids and I have made it for years and years. One variation that we tried this year was to melt hard candy in the center of the cookie cut outs. We just cut out the middle of ceratin cookie forms (simple shapes work best) put some crushed hard candies - Read more ...