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Making Christmas spice ornaments is super easy and fun to do!
If you are looking for a fun family activity, or just wanting to create something special for your tree – try making Christmas spice ornaments.
This recipe is from my friend, Lisa. Way back in the Dark Ages when we were newlyweds, Lisa and I would get together on a regular basis. We had each just gotten married, and our husband’s were working and traveling with their first jobs after college graduation. She is the one that shared her Christmas spice ornament recipe with me, all those years ago.
How to make Christmas Spice Ornaments
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce (good kind)
- 1 cup cinnamon - more may be needed
- Mix applesauce and cinnamon to consistency of pie dough. (This can be refrigerated until ready to use.)
- Roll out between sheets of waxed paper. Change paper often.
- Don't roll too thin. About ¼ inch thick.
- If the dough is wet, add more cinnamon.
- Use desired shapes of cookie cutters.
- Use a toothpick to create a hole at the top of the ornament for hanging.
- Carefully place cutouts on parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 200 ° for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Longer cookie time may be necessary.
- If you don't want to bake them - let air dry for 2-3 days.
- When dry, thread ribbon or twine through the hole.
- **Caution when hanging, regarding children and pets** These are not edible
All you need are two ingredients – good applesauce and ground cinnamon. Mix these until you have a consistency to pie dough. If your dough is still wet, add more cinnamon.
Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Use your favorite cookie cutters to create your ornament shapes. Pull away the dough from around the ornaments and re-roll for more cutouts. Use a toothpick to make a hole at the top of the ornament to use as a hanger. Just swirl the toothpick around a little bit to make room for ribbon or twine.
How to dry spice ornaments
To dry the spice ornaments, you have two options. Leave them be and let them air dry for 2-3 days. I prefer the oven drying method. Bake in a 200 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Carefully check for dryness and bake more if necessary. Pull from the oven and let cool completely.
Add ribbon or twine for hanging. I used raffia twine for my tree. You can see the entire post for my Guest Bedroom Christmas Decor.
The room smells amazing!
Make sure to hang out of the way of children or pets.
I hope that you have been inspired in some small way today! Have you ever made Christmas ornaments?
We wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. We’ll be back on Friday with more Christmas inspiration!