Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

MP spotted these sweet, applesauce and cinnamon ornaments on Katy Elliott’s wonderful blog last year (proof how long it takes MP to get to things). The beauty of this project is its welcome ease. All you need is applesauce, $1 store ground cinnamon, and some baker’s twine or string.


There are varying recipes for cinnamon dough ornaments online. We especially like this no bake recipe. Simply mix 4 oz. of cinnamon and 3/4-cup of applesauce until it forms a stiff dough. Gather the dough into a ball. Sprinkle some extra cinnamon on a clean work surface, and roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thick.


To make the ornaments, use simple cookie cutters. The CP kids used hearts, stars, and trees. MP used a chopstick to make a hole at the top, but a pencil will work just as well.

When CP#1 and #2 were done, they placed the ornaments on a rack to dry. You’ll have to wait a day or two for the dough to harden, but the upside is your ornaments won’t crack. Note: The kids also experimented using sugar pearl sprinkles for decoration, but we’ll try small beads next year (the sprinkles melted a bit during the drying process). 


The finished ornaments are so simple and pretty. We plan on adding the decorations to the top of our gifts for some added cheer!


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