Easy & Fun to Make Homemade Holiday Ornaments!
These cute and fragrant ornaments are fun to make – great activity for the kids or grandkids! I buy the big applesauce and cinnamon containers at my club store or dollar store. I figured out the trick to rolling them out nicely. I’ve included all my tips in the recipe below.
They are fun to decorate with various items to create texture and designs! I used a fork for the hearts, a straw for the trees and a knife for the lines on the stars and the candy canes. You can use all sorts of objects to make designs.
This is a larger batch version of the McCormick recipe I found. This is a no glue version, the recipe only uses applesauce and cinnamon – I have seen some recipes that also include glue. But these worked well and dried out nicely – and they smell like the holidays!
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
- 1 ½ cups applesauce sweetened tends to work best
- 2 ¼ cups cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
- Note: I mixed mine in my stand mixer with a flex edge beater. But you can mix together by hand.
- Mix together applesauce and cinnamon to form dough and let rest 30 min.
- Lay a silicone baking mat or large piece of parchment paper on your counter, place about half the dough down. Lay a piece of plastic wrap over top and roll the dough to about a 1/4" thickness.
- Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Re-roll the scraps of dough.
- Use a very thin spatula to carefully move the shapes to your lined baking sheet.
- Poke a hole with a straw or skewer.
- Bake 200 degrees for 2 hours, turn over once during baking. Leave in oven once turned off until fully dry. (Or can let air dry on a cooking rack) They do shrink up a bit while drying.