I know it’s a bit late to be posting a recipe for Christmas ornaments, but I figured if everyone is like me, you have another week of Christmas tree. These are a great way to keep the kids busy during that time off (or at least it will kill an afternoon of boredom), and they can be used next year as well.
My kids and I made these ornaments last year, and they, incredibly, still have a strong cinnamon smell. The Christmas tree smells amazing. We stored them in a plastic container with all the other Christmas ornaments. Just make sure not to eat them!
Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments
adapted from Martha Stewart Living
makes a couple dozen cookie-shaped ornaments
We decorated these with a standard royal icing, which also hardens and keeps really well.
1/2 cup applesauce (120ml)
1/4 cup glue (such as Elmers) (60ml)
1 cup ground cinnamon (about 100g)
1 large egg white
1-1/3 cup powdered sugar (150g)
- Mix all the ingredients together with a rubber spatula until it forms a dough.
- Turn out on a flat surface.
- Sprinkle a cutting board with a little bit of cinnamon, and roll 1/4 of the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
- Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Make sure to poke a hole in the ornament with a straw to make a hole for hanging them.
- Transfer the shapes to parchment paper. Dry in a 200 F (90 C) oven for 2 hours.
- Whisk together the royal icing ingredients.
- Decorate the ornaments with royal icing.