Easy cinnamon ornaments with no glue!
My kids and I make these cinnamon ornaments every year! They’re a fun tradition that they look forward to every Christmas.
I love that they are easy, the kids can help with each step. I also love that I don’t need to use glue for these. A lot of the recipes require glue and that can get really messy.
How to make cinnamon ornaments:
First you need to gather your ingredients. You’ll need:
- 2 bottles of cinnamon (2.37 ounces each) It’s about 1 and 1/4 cup
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- Parchment or wax paper
- Cookie cutters
- Drinking straw
- Ribbon for hanging
Mix together the cinnamon and applesauce and combine together until a dough forms. Also, I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but just in case…these are NOT for eating. Ok I feel better for warning you 🙂
If your dough seems too wet, sprinkle in a little more cinnamon. If the dough doesn’t seem to come together when you grab a handful, add a little more applesauce. It shouldn’t be sticky and it should come together when you squeeze it.
Once you’ve made the dough, place it between 2 sheets of parchment or wax paper to roll it out. Roll it to about a 1/4 inch thick.
After rolling, you can use your favorite cookie cutters and cut out your cinnamon ornament shapes! You can roll up the scrapes and keep making more until you run out. Take your straw and make a hole in the top of each ornament for hanging.
Bake your ornaments at 200 degrees for 2 and a half hours. Let cool then either decorate with paint or hang!
- 2 bottles Ground cinnamon (2.37 oz. each) (this comes out to about 1 and 1/4 cup)
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- parchment or wax paper
- cookie cutters
- a drinking straw
- ribbon for hanging
- assorted paints for decorating (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees
- Mix the cinnamon and applesauce in a bowl and combine together until a dough forms. (I like to squeeze it in my hand to make sure it comes together nicely)
- Place the dough between 2 sheets or parchment or wax paper and roll until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick.
- Use your cookie cutters to cut out desired shape then lay the shapes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Use the straw to poke a hole in the top of each ornament.
- Bake at 200 degrees for 2.5 hours.
- Let cool then you can decorate (I actually like to use glitter glue!) then hang with ribbon.