December 1st is here! What better way to make your home smell delicious and festive than having cinnamon, nutmeg and clove decorations? It is time to break into Christmas crafting! This is a super easy and fun craft to do on a weekend.
My mother came up with the idea to use these lovely snow flake cookie cutters she found to make cinnamon ornaments. We decided to make them when I was staying at their place last year while I waited to move into our new house. I was really impressed with how they turned out so I thought I’d share the recipe this year.
I came across this recipe from Simply Notable for making Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments. The original dough recipe is simply equal parts cinnamon and applesauce, but I really liked the way SN added more spices and the glue to help keep it all together and avoid it being crumbly.
Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments
1 cup of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of ground cloves
2 tablespoons of ground nutmeg
1 cup of applesauce
2 tablespoons of white glue
Simply combine all ingredients and roll out sections of dough that are about 1/8th of an inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out the snow flakes. I also used a bamboo skewer to poke holes in the snow flakes so that I could string them together for tree garland.
Lay out the snow flakes on parchment paper in a room where they can lay flat and dry for a few days. Flip them every so often.
After about a week, I was able to start stringing the snow flakes!