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How to Make the Simple 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments

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These old-fashion cinnamon ornaments are not only fun to make but they’ll leave your house smelling delightful. The recipe is easy as it only requires 2 ingredients: cinnamon and applesauce. You’ll want to make sure to add this one to your list of family traditions each Christmas.

Cinnamon Ornaments: A Family Tradition

These beautiful old-fashion ornaments are a tradition you’ll want to add to your list. Each year I seek out new opportunities to get creative with my children and this year was no different. We love making all the crafts at Christmas time because not only are they fun but we get to bond as a family and enjoy each other’s company.

While I was searching the internet for the perfect Christmas craft to enjoy, I stumbled upon this recipe for a 2 ingredient ornament. If you ask me, the simpler the better when it comes to doing any activity with kids. I saw a variety of post for this ornament, each had their own twist, some included nutmeg, some include glue, each used varying measurements for your ingredients but below I’ll share with you what we used and how it worked!

I knew this was something I could do on a whim with the children because I always have applesauce around and cinnamon is a staple in my kitchen. There was no preplanning involved when it came to making the cinnamon ornaments.

These cinnamon ornaments are perfect to make as a family because all the ingredients are edible which means EVERYONE at any age, even those babies, can participate. If I’m having to monitor the kids too closely when we’re making a craft it can be stressful. This recipe is perfect because it’s stress free, if your child decides to take a little taste, a little cinnamon and applesauce won’t hurt them.

What You’ll Need:


  1. Cinnamon: This recipe calls for a lot of cinnamon. I’d recommend buying a large bulk container because if not you’ll go through several small bottles.
  2. Applesauce: I used homestyle unsweetened, it’s just what I keep in stock in our cabinets for the kids.
  3. Ground Cloves (optional): This one is option but it does add a nice fragrance to your ornaments.


  • Mixing Bowl: I’d use a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Mixing Spoon: I have a bread dough stick I love and used.
  • Rolling Pin: I love my French Tapered Rolling Ping and it works so well with doughs.
  • Holiday Cookie Cutters: Any kind you have will be perfect.
  • Parchment Paper: You’ll be using this to line your baking sheet while baking them in the oven.
  • Cookie Sheet: The last step requires a cookie sheet to bake and harden them.
  • String: I picked a red and white string for a festive holiday flare.
  • Scissors
How to Make 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments
  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  • Mix 1 cup of applesauce with 1.5 cups of cinnamon. It may seem at first that making a dough with use 2 ingredients is impossible but trust me it does come together.
    • If your dough is sticky, add more cinnamon.
  • Once you have your dough mixed, you’ll be prepping your surface. Sprinkle cinnamon on the surface to prevent your dough from sticking.
  • Next, you’ll roll your dough flat. You’ll want it about 1/4 of an inch. The thicker your ornaments, the longer it will take for them to bake.
  • Once dough is rolled flat, you can begin using your cookie cutters to form the shapes. You’ll use a skewer or similar object to add holes for your string to go through.
  • Your ornaments can then place them onto the parchment lined cookie sheet.
    • You should be able to be pick up and move the ornaments easily, if they are falling apart your mixture is off. If it is sticky, you’ll add more cinnamon. If it is too flakey, add more applesauce.
  • Once you have placed your ornaments onto the cookie sheet, you’ll bake in your oven for 1.5 to 2 hours, flipping ornaments at the half way point.
    • The bigger ornaments will take longer take longer to bake. Be sure to remove any smaller ornaments that are done to prevent burning.
  • Ornaments are considered “done” when they have hardened.
  • Let ornaments cool and then cut string to desired length to hang on your tree.
Cinnamon Ornaments
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2 Ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments

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  • Author: Tandra Nicole


This old-fashioned handmade cinnamon ornament is one tradition your family will love. It’s so simple to make with just cinnamon and applesauce, plus it leaves your home smelling delightful.


  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1.5 cups cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix together one cup of applesauce and 1.5 cups of cinnamon (& cloves, if using).
  • Prepare your surface and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Place cinnamon dough on prepped surface, use rolling pin to flatten dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut out desired shapes.
  • Place ornaments onto parchment paper.
  • Use a skewer to poke holes for your string.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15.-2 hours. Flip ornaments 1/2 way through.
  • Allow to cool and then attach string at desired length.


*Thicker and larger ornaments will take longer to bake. Please remove smaller ornaments from the oven to prevent burning.

These ornaments are the PERFECT addition to Christmas gift as well. Add a little string, tie it on and it’ll add a vintage charm to your Christmas presents this year.

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I hope you enjoy making this ornament and get some great bonding time while doing it!

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