Wednesday, December 16, 2009

25 Days of Hand Made Ornaments - #18 Cinnamon Ornaments

Mmmmmm here is an ornament that is pleasing to your sense of smell as well as sight! One of my favorites to make and oh so much easier than regular cookie ornaments! I so wish I had smell-o-vision so you could get a whiff of just how good these really smell.

25 Days of Hand Made Ornaments

Cinnamon Ornaments

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Apple Sauce

Mixing Bowl


Measuring Cup

Rolling Pin (or Brayer in my case)

Cookie Cutter



1. Add equal parts apple sauce and cinnamon in a bowl. I used 1/2 cup of each making a pretty large batch of dough.

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2. Mix well.

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Your "dough" will look something like this ~ it's a light and fluffy dough and it will be pretty wet when it's ready to roll.

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3. Dust your surface with cinnamon and roll the dough out just as you would if it were for cookies. I use quite a bit of cinnamon for the first "roll-out" since the dough is so wet. The more cinnamon you use to dust your surface with, the easier it is to pick up and transfer the cut-outs.

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4. Cut the ornaments this case I'm using ginger bread boys and girls. I like to place them on a sheet of cardstock since it absorbs some of the moisture from the dough.

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5. Once you have cut the ornaments from the first bit of dough you can wad the remains up in a ball and start over until you've use up all the dough.

6. Let your ornaments dry overnight or you may speed up the drying process by placing in a very low heat oven for several hours.

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I'll share the finished, decorated ornaments with you tomorrow ;)

I'll also have a fun ornament that will make people jump for a bit more than joy!

Can you guess what it might be?!?!?!?


  1. Roni -

    Those ornaments look good enough to eat just the way they look now - LOL! I love cinnamon, so these must smell like heaven. Can't wait to see how you decorate them.

    Elaine Allen

  2. I was actually going to make some of these but didn't. Now seeing your tutorial I think I will go ahead and enjoy the smell of cinnamon in my home. Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. these must smell terrific! I will do some of these with my nephews! too fun..cher

  4. I remember making this as a little it!!!

  5. I have two HUGE jars of cinnamon that I bought by mistake so this will be on my to do list for sure!

  6. These are delicious smelling and fun to make. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. Smells good from here. Love the new use for the brayer. Maybe now I'll learn to cook...maybe not.
    Vicki B. in OP NY

  8. Thanks for bringing back such a fun childhood memory ... love how you decorated them too.

  9. I made these and sent one to my mom in the mail. She tried to take a bite out of it because she thought it was a cookie my boys had made for her. Imagine her surprise!!!


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