Cinnamon ornaments are an easy DIY, and can serve as both a favor for your guests or decorations for the reception space.
What you’ll need:
- Cookie Cutter
- Twine or ribbon
- Mixing bowl
- Cookie sheet
- Wax Paper
Estimated cost: $5 for 15 ornaments
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: To make the dough, use one part applesauce to one part cinnamon. For this tutorial, I used a 1/2 cup of applesauce and a 1/2 cup of cinnamon.
Step 3: Combine the applesauce and cinnamon in the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. When combined well enough, the dough should make a ball and hold that shape.
Step 4: Roll the dough out on the wax paper, about 1/2 inch thick.
Step 5: Using the cookie cutter, press it into the dough and wiggle it to help separate the shape from the rest of the dough.
Step 6: To make a hole for the twine, use a toothpick. Carefully remove the shapes and place them on the cookie sheet.
Note: The dough will not rise like cookie dough so it’s okay if the shapes are kind of close together.
Step 7: Bake the shapes in the oven for at least one hour, or longer if the dough is still wet.
Step 8: Let the ornaments cool and set for a few before attaching the twine to hang.
Note: When the ornaments are first removed from the oven, loosen them a bit with the spatula to keep them from sticking.
This recipe made 15 ornaments, but can easily be increased to make more.