Baking & Cooking · Miscellaneous

Cinnamon Ornaments

It is so nice to be back in the swing of things!  Several stresses have gone by the wayside and my life is calming down as much as it’ll ever calm down during a holiday season.

Speaking of the holidays, today I bring you a memory from my childhood.  Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments!  I made a batch over the weekend to give to coworkers as a token of warm holiday wishes and my mom pointed out that I had brought home several of these ornaments throughout my elementary school career.

They’re super simple to make!  They only require two ingredients and are technically safe to eat (although not recommended), so nosy pets and curious children won’t get sick if they decide to take a taste.  If you have kids, this would be a good project to do with them!

Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon (2 bottles)
  • Applesauce (3/4 cup)

Directions:

  1. Mix applesauce and cinnamon in bowl.  You’re looking for a consistency similar to sugar cookie dough.
    cinnamon dough
  2. Roll out dough, sprinkling additional cinnamon to keep the dough from sticking.
  3. Cut out shapes
    cinnamon cut outs
  4. Using a straw, poke holes towards the top of the shapes.
    cinnamon hole punch
  5. Bake in oven at 250° for 2 1/2 hours, checking occasionally
    cinnamon oven

Depending on how thick you rolled out the dough, they may require additional drying time.  At this point, you’re okay leaving them out overnight to get rid of any more moisture.

I apparently still need adult supervision, because mine didn’t turn out the best.  I rolled out the dough too thin, but I was concerned with getting enough ornaments made for all my coworkers.  They bowed a bit during baking.

cinnamon tags

But I dressed them up with some rustic twine and little paper tags.  They turned out just lovely!

cinnamon christmas tree

I hope my coworkers enjoy these easy, simple ornaments on their trees!

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