Make these easy homemade apple cinnamon dough ornaments this holiday season. This cinnamon applesauce dough ornament recipe is perfect for crafting with kids, hanging on your tree, or gifting to friends and family!
For a couple of years now, I’ve been making DIY Scented Pinecones, which smell SO heavenly! As soon as Halloween is over, I start making them and filling our home with the warm, sweet-spicy smell of cinnamon.
Then I started thinking about how I could share the sweet fragrant goodness with friends and family. The pinecones are GREAT, but there are plenty of people who do want pinecones sitting around their homes.
So I put that thought in the back of my mind and went on with life – that’s when I get my best ideas!
In the meantime, I had been wanting to make salt dough ornaments and began searching for recipes.
That’s when I came across apple cinnamon dough…could that be the answer?
Well, the answer is a resounding YES!
These easy homemade cinnamon applesauce ornaments have become one of my favorite holiday crafts! I’m all about easy projects, and this project couldn’t be any easier!
Plus, the ornaments fill your home with such a rich, heavenly cinnamon fragrance AND they look incredible on your tree!
Grab the kids and let’s get started on some crafting fun!
Supplies Needed For Apple Cinnamon Ornament Dough Snowflakes
Here’s everything you’ll need to make these ornaments. They’re simple in every way!
- Applesauce – buy the large containers, not the pouches or little cups.
- Ground cinnamon – buy it in bulk because it’ll be cheaper!
- Snowflake cookie cutters – try different sizes and shapes!
- White puff paint
- Baker’s twine
NOTE: for the exact measurements and ratios, please grab the handy printable recipe card at the bottom of the post!
How To Make Snowflake Apple Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
- Mix the applesauce and cinnamon until a dough forms.
- Next, use extra cinnamon to dust the surface and rolling pin to help prevent sticking. Then, roll the dough out with a rolling pin to ¼ “ thick.
- Cut snowflakes out of the dough with your cookie cutter.
- Place the ornaments onto a baking sheet and bake for 1 ½ hours at 200 degrees.
- When they have baked and then cooled, take your white puff paint and create designs on your ornaments.
- Attach a loop of bakers twine to the back using super glue for hanging.
Apple Cinnamon Dough Ornaments Variations To Try
I love these ornaments and the fact that they make terrific DIY gifts! If you want to change things up, here are some ideas:
- Change the color of the puff paint. Like pink and blue in your holiday decorations? Use pink or blue puff paint. Or use red, green, silver, etc! You can use any color puff paint you want!
- Use different cookie cutter shapes. Nothing says you can only make snowflakes! That’s what I used to give out to friends and families THIS year. Every year I’ll change it up and use a different shape. The possibilities are endless!
- Make cutouts. You don’t need to use solid shapes. You could totally cut shapes out of the middle. For example, make wreaths by cutting out a large circle and a smaller circle in the middle. Or make hearts the same way.
Apple cinnamon dough ornaments are so much fun!
Here are a few commonly asked questions from readers. If you have a question about apple cinnamon dough ornaments that you don’t see answered, please leave it in the comments!
Are these apple cinnamon dough ornaments edible?
No, they’re not edible. They’re for decoration only. 🎄
Can I loop my twine through the ornament instead of gluing it to the back?
Yes! If you would prefer to insert your twine THROUGH your ornament to make it a little sturdier, make a hole in the ornament before you bake it.
Just take a toothpick, straw, or something similar and make a hole big enough to insert a string of twine through it. Bake as normal. Then, after your apple cinnamon dough ornaments have cooled and been decorated, you can add your twine as a hanger. 😁
Can I use frosting to decorate these snowflakes?
You don’t want to use anything edible on these because it would go bad AND ruin your ornaments. Plus, it could attract unwanted critters or cause your pets to eat something they shouldn’t.
That’s why puff paint is PERFECT for this! It also looks WAY better and is easier to work with!
More Christmas Inspiration
Smelling these apple cinnamon dough ornaments will probably make you hungry! Try these recipes:
- Addictive Dutch Apple Crisp Bars Recipe
- Apple Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
- Apple Pie Bites (Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups)
- Homemade Candy Christmas Tree Pretzels
- Grinch Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 ½ cups ground cinnamon
- Snowflake cookie cutters
- White puff paint
- Baker’s twine
- Combine apple sauce and cinnamon until a dough forms.
- Roll dough out to ¼ “ thick. Use extra cinnamon to dust the surface and the rolling pin to help prevent sticking.
- Cut snowflakes out of the dough.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 1 ½ hours at 200 degrees.
- When cool, create designs using the white puff paint.
- Add a loop of baker's twine to the back for hanging.