Easy Cinnamon Scented Christmas Ornaments

I tried this recipe and it is easier to make than real edible cookies!  It took me 10 mins to mix up a batch and then cut out shapes and leave to dry for a few days.  The dough is easy to work with and rolls out nicely with a rolling pin.  Great for making homemade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts!


1 cup Cinnamon (Buy large containers at BJ’s)

1 tablespoon Ground Cloves

1 tablespoon Ground Nutmeg

3/4 cup Applesauce

2 tablespoons Elmer’s Glue – All Purpose

Waxed paper; parchment paper; cookie cutters, cookies sheets, plastic straw or toothpick.

In medium bowl, stir together the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.  Mix in the applesauce and glue.  Work the mixture with your hands 2-3 mins. to form a ball.  If mixture is too wet, add more cinnamon.  If mixture is too dry, add more applesauce.

Lay out about 2 ft waxed paper and tape to counter (avoid staining counter).  Lightly dust the waxed paper surface with cinnamon.  Roll out dough 1/4 – 1/2 inch thickness with rolling pin.  (I went thicker to prevent the risk of ornaments breaking).  Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and use the plastic straw or toothpick to place a hole in the top of each cookie ornament to allow a ribbon to be threaded through later after the cookie is dry.

Dry in slow oven 200 degrees for several hours, or air dry in a sunny spot for 4 -5 days.  Gently flip them when they are about half-way dry so that they do not curl up on one side.  When dry, decorate and hang on tree.  They smell wonderful!



One Response to “Easy Cinnamon Scented Christmas Ornaments”

  1. Pam Belanger Says:

    Gee, Kristie, you are just Martha Stewart this week. I think I want to try this. I’ll send this recipe to my daughter, too.

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