If you’re like me you probably remember making these as a child. I’m not sure whether it was in school or Girl Scouts, but I definitely remember making Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments, and I’d be willing to bet my mom still has one or two of them saved in with her Christmas decorations. They couldn’t be easier to make, and they smell just as good as I remember. They look great on a very traditional tree with candy canes and strings of popcorn and cranberries. They would also make great gift toppers!
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
1 cup applesauce
1 cup cinnamon, plus extra for sprinkling (obviously we shop at Costco)
1 Tablespoon white glue
You’ll also need a rolling pin, a cutting board or parchment paper, some cookie cutters, and ribbon or string.
In a large bowl, combine applesauce, cinnamon, and glue. Stir well and form into a large ball. (If the dough it too dry and crumbly add a little more applesauce. If it’s too wet, add a bit more cinnamon.)
To prevent sticking, sprinkle a little extra cinnamon onto the cutting board. Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutter and be sure to poke a hole in the top to hang them with. (I used a straw.)
Let ornaments air dry for a day or so, flipping them over occasionally. Add ribbon and enjoy!
Such a concentrated amount of cinnamon can irritate skin. While Lauren loves sensory activities, I did NOT let her play with this dough. I did let her help me roll it, but I made sure we both washed our hands as soon as we were done cutting out all our ornaments.
These ornaments will keep from year to year. I stored our’s in a plastic bag and they still smell great this year!