Our tree is simple and sweet this year – white lights, a ribbon garland and homemade cinnamon ornaments. These ornaments are the perfect Christmas craft and ensure that your home will billow the scent of Christmas all December long!
Earlier this week my daughter and I mixed the cinnamon dough in our trusty KitchenAid and spent about a 1/2 hour rolling and cutting hearts, gingerbread, trees and woodland creatures. She’s been telling everyone about our “cinnamon tree” and there is plenty of time left in December for you and your little ones to add some cinnamon love to your living room!
HOMEMADE CINNAMON CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
- 3 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 3-3/4 cups cinnamon plus 1/4 cup cinnamon, reserved
- 8 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 5 drops clove essential oil
- Rolling pin
- Parchment paper
- Cookie cutters
- Baker’s twine
- In a large mixing bowl or KitchenAid, thoroughly mix applesauce, cinnamon and oils.
- Sprinkle a large surface with part of the reserved cinnamon (like you would do with flour) and roll your dough 1/4 inch thick.
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and line a baking sheet or 2 with parchment paper.
- Cut out your ornament shapes with cookie cutters and carefully place on your baking sheet.
- Re-roll your dough remnants into another 1/4 inch thick once again, repeating until no dough is left.
- Before baking, use the straw to poke a hole near the top of your ornament so you have a spot to thread a ribbon for hanging.
- Bake for 2 hours or until hardened.
- Allow to cool and thread with baker’s twin or ribbon – add to your tree!