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Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Cinnamon applesauce ornaments are another lovely holiday tradition! These simple non-edible ornaments will fill the house with the scent of Christmas baking and the best part is… the delicious scent lasts all season long!

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You can use the just the cinnamon applesauce dough itself or brush it with a bit of color and add a touch of glitter snow paint to create a more wintry effect. Get the truck cookie cutter here.

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Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament Dough

You’ll Need:
1 cup cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. allspice
1 tbsp ginger
3/4 c. plain applesauce

Use these cinnamon applesauce ornaments to decorate gifts, hang on tree, create a garland using ribbon and ornaments.

Combine the spices in a bowl, stirring to mix well together, Add applesauce, stir to combine.

Work mixture with hands 2 to 3 minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

On a lightly floured surface or on a silpat, Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness.

Cut dough with cookie cutters into whatever desired shape you wish, mini gingerbread men, snowflakes, trees, etc.

Using straw or pencil, make small hole in top of ornament.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 150 degrees for 1 hour. Cooking them at higher temperatures can cause them to crack.

Remove from the cookie sheet and bake on the oven racks for another hour and a half.

While these delectable smelling ornaments may smell like delicious Christmas cookies, please keep in mind that they are not edible and should be kept out of reach of pets and small children who might not know the difference.

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13 thoughts on “Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments”

  1. I’ve thought about how these ornaments were made. Seen them at the craft shows. But then forgot about them till I seen them again.

    Thanks I have time on my hands as you know Lynn, I’ll have to make these.

  2. Im confussed? Do you have to use flour to make the actual dough or does all the combine make a dough as well. also do these need to be glazed to peserve or are they eatable as well.

    sorry if i sound dumb. Thanks, Crystal

  3. Crystal, you use this for a nice smell for the holidays. They are only used as ornaments. The spices and applesauce will make a dough.

    Then they dry in the oven. If you want to keep them long term you have to wrap very carefully for storage but sometimes they do attract the mice in storage. HTH

  4. I highly advise wearing gloves while making these. If your skin is sensitive to cinnamon (and you won’t know it till it’s too late, trust me!), you will have a painful, burning, swollen hand after handling the dough. I speak from experience here.

    Wear the gloves. Make the ornaments, because they smell soooooo good, but protect your skin. It took me two days to get rid of the red and the burning and swelling in my hands!

  5. No, this was several years ago. It was the first time I made these ornaments, and I didn’t even think about it. I just made them, and kneaded the dough with my hands because it got too thick for the spoon.

    Since then, I always wear gloves when handling the dough. 🙂

  6. If I use regular size Christmas cookie cutters, does anybody have an idea approximately how many per batch in this recipe?


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