Cinnamon ornaments are one of those things that has been on my holiday to-do list for years and I never got around to making them. It’s probably because the last time I attempted to make them, they turned out to be a big, crumbly mess.
Considering that I am making out like a boss on my holiday to-do list this year, I took a little time over the weekend to try making cinnamon ornaments again. I used a no cook recipe that was so easy to make! I might even say it’s fool proof. The dough came together nicely and was real easy to work with. I used a bamboo skewer to poke holes in my cinnamon cut-outs for hanging, then set them out on foil to let them dry overnight. When they dried in the morning, I flipped them over and let them dry on the other side. Then I used baker’s twine to hang.
- - 1/2 cup cinnamon
- - 1/2 cup salt
- - 1 cup flour
- - 3/4 warm water
- - Cookie cutters
- - Bamboo skewer
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl until dough begins to form.
- Turn out dough onto a plastic cutting board and knead with your hands for a couple minutes.
- Roll dough out and cut shapes with cookie cutters and set on foil to dry.
- Using a bamboo skewer, poke a hole in ornaments.
- Allow ornaments to dry overnight. Then turn them over and dry again.
- Hang with baker's twine when ornaments have completely hardened.
- Ornaments can be decorated with paint or leave them just as they are. They will be a light color when dried.
This recipe made over a dozen cinnamon ornaments. Use Christmas cookie cutters or simple shapes like hearts and stars to create your ornaments. These pleasantly scented ornaments give the tree a traditional, homemade look. Make an extra batch to use as unique holiday gift tags!