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Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments are not only easy to make, but they smell great too!  Making cinnamon ornaments is a fun activity for kids of all ages. It’s easy for them to help mix up the dough, use the cookie cutters and decorate them too! You will love pulling these ornaments out year after year to hang on your Christmas tree.

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Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments Recipe

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament Recipe

These cinnamon ornaments are similar to salt dough ornaments, but they require even less ingredients and there’s no baking required! Making these ornaments is a fun family activity for the holidays. Kids will love to give these as gifts too!

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Supplies Needed to Make Cinnamon Ornaments

Do I Need to Bake the Ornaments?

No, you can let them air dry instead.

Make sure to place them on a cookie drying rack so the bottoms get exposed to air. Allow to air dry for 2-3 days until fully dry before decorating. If you would like to bake them, bake at a low temperature, like 200 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour. Baking them may cause the ornaments to curl a little bit so that is why we prefer to let them air dry. If you’re under a time crunch because you want to decorate them the same day, baking them is fine and will help speed up the process!

Do I Need to Put Glue in the Recipe?

We tested a batch with glue (we used mod podge) and a batch without.

We didn’t notice any difference between the 2 ornaments. For this reason, we do not think the glue is necessary. Also, if you do use glue – keep in mind you would not want to place this in your oven and you would only want to air dry this version.

How Do I Store Them?

Store in a cool, dry place. These ornaments will completely dry out and should not go moldy if kept in a cool, dry place. Protect them from damage as they can break if not handled gently.

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How to Make Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

A simple recipe to make cinnamon applesauce ornaments. No baking required!
Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes


  • 1 cup cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce


  • Mix 1 cup of cinnamon with 1 cup of applesauce.
  • Continue mixing until it starts to form a dough. If you find it too sticky to roll out, sprinkle some cinnamon onto the counter or onto the rolling pin. Take a small amount and use your hands to flatten the dough so that it’s soft without bumps or cracks. You'll want the dough to be about 1/4 inch in thickness.
    Roll Out Cinnamon Applesauce Dough
  • Press a cookie cutter into the dough and remove the remaining dough around it. Continue this method for each ornament you want to make. Taking only a small amount at a time to make one ornament.
    Put Cookie Cutter into Cinnamon Dough
  • Add a hole at the top of the ornament with a straw, so that you can tie twine onto the ornament for hanging. Then let air dry for 2-3 days. First, let dry on a baking tray on wax paper then transfer to a cookie drying rack the next day so the bottoms will dry out. 
    Place Cinnamon Ornaments on Baking Tray
  • After drying, if the edges of the ornament are a little rough, take your finger or a cloth and rub around the edge to smooth out the outside.
  • Once fully dry, you can add the fabric ribbon. Take your cookie cutter and trace around it with a fine point sharpie for the size. Then cut out the fabrice shape and glue onto the ornament with mod podge. For the ornaments that are fully covered, use a hand hole punch on the ribbon to make a hole for where the twine will go through.
    Add Ribbon to Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament
  • For the bow, hot glue this onto the gingerbread man ornament.
  • Tie twine to each ornament for hanging.


This recipe will make 14-15 ornaments. 

These cinnamon applesauce ornaments will become one of your favorite ornaments to make! Make them to hang on the tree or attach to gifts this year.

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9 comments on “Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments”

  1. 5 stars
    Do the ornaments smell like cinnamon? I’m looking for something festive but scenty for the kiddos to make for Granny.

  2. Mary Jane Kerner

    Where can you buy a large size container of cinnamon?  Or do you use several smaller jars of it?

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      If stored correctly, place in an air tight container they should last for years!

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