Easy homemade cinnamon ornaments are a must make holiday craft. They're perfect for hanging throughout the house, on the tree or attaching to a present!
1 1/4Cground cinnamon
In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix together cinnamon and applesauce until a smooth ball forms. Dough should not be sticky. It should be moist and easy to handle. If necessary, adjust cinnamon or applesauce until easy to handle.
Divide dough into two equal parts, shape into discs. Optionally, chill for an hour or longer. Chilled dough will become slightly firmer and easier to handle.
Sprinkle work surface well with cinnamon. Place one disc of dough down on cinnamon coated surface, sprinkle top with cinnamon and roll to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut using desired cookie cutters. Use a regular sized straw to carefully remove a hole, this will be where the string goes later. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
Scraps of dough may be re-rolled for additional ornaments.
Bake ornaments for 2 hours or until completely firm.
Cool completely. Thread string or ribbon through ornament holes.
Ornaments can be hung on trees, around the house for a pop of cinnamon or added to gift packaging.
Dough will make roughly 2 dozen 3-inch ornaments.An original recipe from Baked by Rachel