Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

cinnamon dough ornaments on christmas tree

Y’all are in for a treat today! Cinnamon Dough Ornaments are a yearly must for us around the holidays. They make your house smell amazing, plus they are a fun and easy craft to make with this kiddos. You’re going to love them!

How to Make Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Cinnamon Dough is very easy to make (like salt dough), you’ll just need two ingredients and a few items you probably already have around the house!

Cinnamon Dough Supplies:

  • 1 cup plus additional ~1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • parchment paper or silicone mat
  • cookie cutters
  • skewer or straw
  • twine

Making the dough

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a stand mixer or large bowl combine 1 cup of cinnamon with 1 cup of applesauce.  (One cup of cinnamon is about one large 4.12 oz container)

Mix until totally blended.  Dough should be easy to manipulate and not sticky.  If yours is too sticky add additional cinnamon.

cinnamon dough on silicone mat

Lay dough out on parchment paper or baking mat sprinkled generously with cinnamon (just as you’d sprinkle flour down to roll out cookie dough.)

Roll the cinnamon dough out to 1/4″ sprinkling with cinnamon as needed to keep it from sticking.

By the way, these smell amazing but taste awful. ? My 6 year old didn’t believe me that they weren’t for eating so I finally let him taste the dough-it was worth it to see the disgust on his face afterwards, sometimes they have to learn on their own right?!

poking hole in cinnamon dough ornaments on baking sheet

Use a cookie cutter to cut your dough and transfer to a baking sheet. Use a straw or skewer to punch a hole in the ornaments to allow for hanging later.

Cinnamon dough ornaments handing on Christmas tree with twine

Bake for 2 hours.  Remove from oven and allow to cool. Tie ornaments with twine and hang!

These ornaments are great for crafting with the kids, making for gifts, or just decorating the tree!

Want some more holiday crafting ideas? Check out this adorable Kid’s Fingerprint Ornaments, Homemade Cinnamon Candle, or this Cinnamon Stick Candle Holder.

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  1. I’m all over any idea that can reduce the smell of dog (sorry my beloved beagle Ernie) … LOVE THIS!

    🙂 Linda

    1. I have had my ornaments for years. They lose the scent but you can put drops of essential oils on them to spruce right back up. It’s still fun to make new ones with the kiddies every few years though.

  2. These look so cute and fun to make! Could I use regular apple juice instead of apple sauce? 🙂 I live in Norway, so don’t know what I would use if not, or where to find apple sauce. Also, 200 degrees fahrenheit or celsius? Assume it is fahrenheit, but I just want to be sure.

    1. Hi Karine, the temperature is in Fahrenheit. I wouldn’t use just apple juice…but you could easily make your own applesauce by stewing apples in a little water-lots of easy recipes online!

  3. This is what I refer to as a “Pinfail”. I think you should have mentioned that these are extremely fragile and difficult to transfer to the cookie sheet for baking. I made about 6 and then dumped the rest.

    1. I’m sorry you had a problem with them Cherie, I treat them delicately but have never had a big issue transferring them…the only things I can think of are that you rolled the dough too thin or there wasn’t sufficient cinnamon dusted on the surface. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you. ~Melissa

  4. I’m worried that because they are made with food products they might attract unwanted critters (bugs, ants, cockroaches etc.)

  5. I made these back in the ‘80s. I made gingerbread boy and girl decorated with white cord for the border icing, half beads for eyes and buttons and lace for the skirt. Sold many sets at Christmas.

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