{homemade cinnamon ornaments}
Author: Simply Kierste
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 2 hours 30 mins
Total time: 2 hours 50 mins
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 1 c. + 2 T. cinnamon (1 bottle-4.12 ounces) McCormick┬« Cinnamon, Ground)
  • Supplies needed:
  • Cookie cutters
  • Drinking straw
  • Ribbon or Twine
  1. Preheat oven to 200┬░F. Mix applesauce and cinnamon in small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed. (You may need use your hands to incorporate all of the cinnamon.) *I ended up adding a little more applesauce--mine was still a little crumbly. Using about ¼ of the dough at a time, roll dough to ¼-inch to ⅓-inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap. Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap. Cut dough into desired shapes with 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters. Make a hole at top of ornament with drinking straw. Place ornaments on baking sheet. *I covered my sheet with parchment first.
  2. Bake 2½ hours. Cool ornaments on wire rack. (Or, to dry ornaments at room temperature, carefully place them on wire rack. Let stand 1 to 2 days or until thoroughly dry, turning occasionally.)
  3. Insert ribbon (I used bakers twine!) through holes and tie to hang on your tree!
Recipe by SIMPLY KIERSTE at http://simplykierste.com/2012/11/handmade-cinnamon-ornaments.html