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DIY Cinnamon Apple Sauce Ornaments

I made these after making some sugar cookies with my niece. Now I wish I'd done these with her. It's something that she could stir (which she loves to do). They're also super simple to make, and although they say that it may stain your hands, mine didn't. I smelt like I rolled around in cinnamon for the rest of the day, but my pasty white hands remained pasty and white.

I love these so much. They made my house smell delicious for a couple days after I made them. I put them in a bag once they'd cooled to keep my house from smelling too strongly of cinnamon.
The recipe for these comes from Completely Delicious. I added double the cinnamon because my apple sauce was really wet, and so my dough came out being pretty wet after the recommended amount was added and mixed. It was still a little sticky when I rolled them out, but if you roll them out on some extra cinnamon, they're usually okay. Don't use flour because it moulds over time, even after it's baked.

  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1-1 1/4 cup (130 grams) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the applesauce, cinnamon, and cloves (if using). It may take a few minutes for the mixture to come together. You want the dough to be able to form a ball without being too sticky. Add additional applesauce or cinnamon if needed. You can mix the dough by hand, it may just take longer.
  3. Sprinkle a clean surface with cinnamon (like you would with flour while rolling out pie dough). Place the dough on the surface and sprinkle with more cinnamon. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick, sprinkling with more cinnamon to keep from sticking.
  4. Cut out into desired shapes and place on the prepared sheet pan so that they aren't touching. Use a skewer to poke a hole into each ornament (to attach string). Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until rock hard.
  5. Loop a decorative string through the ornament and hang on your tree.
Notes: Ornaments may also be dried at room temperature over several days.
Ornaments are not extremely fragile, but they can break. Handle with care.
DO NOT EAT they're made with edible ingredients, but are not edible.

Thanks for coming by to check out this recipe. I give full credit for the recipe to Completely Delicious. This is not my recipe, but the comments above it, are mine. All photos in this post are mine, and I am not being endorsed to share this recipe.

Have a great day!


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