These Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments are a fun and festive craft for decorating with and attaching to presents. Grab the kids because they’ll love making these with you! 

It costs approximately $8.56 to make these ornaments, and this recipe makes about 12-18 ornaments. Of course, this will depend on how big your cookie cutters are.

For more holiday fun, try this Holiday Potpurri and these Hanging Gingerbread Cookies Gifts

The finished Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments on a festive tablecloth.

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

The Christmas season is full of traditions and quality time spent with loved ones. These Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments are one of my favorite traditions.

The kids love making and decorating them, and I love how they make my house smell. They capture all the smells of Christmas in cute little shapes.

The ornaments are perfect for hanging on the tree, attaching to a gift or plate of cookies and treats, or hanging around the house. Your kiddos can use their creativity in decorating, and you can enjoy creating memories with them year after year. 

I love how cute they look hanging up, the sweet cinnamon scent throughout the house, and how affordable they are to make. This recipe for a craft is the perfect holiday activity.

Ingredients and Estimated Cost

Per Serving Cost: $0.48

Recipe Cost: $8.56

  • 1 cup applesauce – $0.36
  • 1 ½ cups ground cinnamon – $2.40
  • 1.25 fl oz bottle White puff paint – $5.80

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in November 2022.

How To Make Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

  1. First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Next, combine the apple sauce and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix until a dough forms. 
  3. Then, dust a hard work surface with cinnamon as well as a rolling pin.
  4. Roll the dough to a ¼-inch thick and use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut out shapes. 
  5. Place the cutouts on the baking sheet and bake for 1 ½ hour. 
  6. Let the cutouts cool completely for about forty-five minutes. 
  7. FInally, create designs using white paint and let them dry completely for about four hours before adding a loop of baker’s twine to the back for hanging. 

***For complete instructions, see the instruction card below.

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Recipe Tips

  • After a few years, these ornaments will start to lose their scent. When this happens, I sprinkle a few drops of cinnamon essential oils on them.

Recipe FAQs

What kind of paint do you use on cinnamon ornaments?

I like to use white puff paint when making these ornaments. I have read that you can use other types of glue, such as Elmer’s Glue or glitter glue, but I have not explicitly tested those.

An overhead picture of three of the finished Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments.

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A close up picture of the finished Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments.

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

These Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments are a fun and festive craft for decorating with and attaching to presents. Grab the kids because they’ll love making these with you! 
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Keyword: applesauce, Christmas, Cinnamon, craft, ornament
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooling/Setting Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 18 ornaments

Ingredients

Supplies:

Instructions

PREP OVEN AND BAKING SHEET:

  • Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

MAKE DOUGH:

  • Add apple sauce and cinnamon in a small bowl until a dough forms.

ROLL AND CUT ORNAMENTS

  • Use extra cinnamon to dust a rolling pin and the counter to help prevent sticking.
  • Roll the dough out to a ¼-inch thickness.
  • Cut out the dough with the cookie cutter of your choice.

BAKE AND COOL:

  • Place the cutouts on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 1 ½ hours.
  • Cool the cutouts completely, for about 45 minutes.

TO FINISH:

  • Create designs using white paint, then let the paint dry completely for about 4 hours.
  • Add a loop of baker’s twine to the back for hanging.

Notes

After a few years, these ornaments will start to lose their scent. When this happens, I sprinkle a few drops of cinnamon essential oils on them.
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5 Comments

  1. What a cute idea! I cant wait to try these when we put up our tree!

  2. kushigalu says:

    Perfect for Christmas. Looks pretty. Thanks for sharing

  3. Thank you so much! The flavors are perfect and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  4. This recipe is exactly what I was looking for, for my class! Thank you!

  5. Forget the gingerbread men, I’m making these pretty snowflake, cinnamon applesauce ornaments this year.