Scented Cinnamon Cutouts (decorations)


Scented Cinnamon Cutouts (decorative, NOT edible)

  • 1 (4-oz) can (about one cup) cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons white glue
  • 1 drinking straw
  • ribbon

1 In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Add applesauce and glue; stir to combine. Work mixture wuth hands for 2 to 3 minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

2 Divide dough into 4 portions. Roll out each portion to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough with 2 inch cookie cutters of desired shapes. Or trace child’s handprint.

3 Using drinking straw, make small hole in top of each ornament. Place cutouts on wire racks; allow to dry at room temp for several days, turning over onc each day for more even dryng.

4 Insert ribbon through hole in each ornament; tie with knot or bow. DO NOT EAT!

Makes about 32 (2 inch) ornaments

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3 responses to “Scented Cinnamon Cutouts (decorations)

  1. Just made these with my 8 year old granddaughter. She had a blast and loves the way they smell and look!! She’s anxious for them to dry so she can decorate some of them and have a surprise for her parents for Christmas! I did this with her mother and uncle when they were younger and still have most of them. They still have a nice smell and bring back fond memories of when my kids were her age. 😊

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  2. I made these last year, and just got them out to hang, and they still smell delicious! Yum!


    • How nice! I need to make some more of these. It’s been years since we made them and they’ve all broken over time. It’ll be nice to have the scent of cinnamon on the tree again this year! 🙂



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