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Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

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Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
4.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Cutout Cookies, Decorative Cookies, Ornamental CookiesDifficulty: Medium

A richly-scented ornamental cookie. The aroma just fills the air, and they are fun to decorate, too! These would be fabulous ornaments on your Christmas tree, but don’t try to eat them! A wonderful craft activity for children.


  • 1 cup ground cinnamon

  • 4 tablespoons white glue

  • 3/4 to 1 cup water


  • Mix cinnamon and glue. Gradually add the water. Stir until a ball of dough forms. Roll out with rolling pin 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Poke a hole at the top of each cookie to hang and let dry at room temperature for 1 to 2 days, turning over every 6-8 hours. If desired, decorate with white Royal Icing or Puff Paint. Hang with ribbon and enjoy the fragrance!

    Yield depends on how big your cookie cutters are.


  • Photo by Sh@n@n@ under Creative Commons license.


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This is my 13th year teaching kindergarten and I have made these ornaments with my students every year!! They are simple to make and they look and smell wonderful!! We always paint them and decorate with glitter glue :) I also would recommend adding the water slowly, because it often does not take the full amount of water. Have fun with this project!!
- A Baker
These were great! They decorated the tree very prettily and they were easy to make! They were amazing till my 3 year old tried to eat them!
- Anna
How adorable are these? We had a blast making these. Just beware, add the water slowly. I, like a numbskull, dumped it all in at once. Then again, having to add more cinnamon increased the batch. So it wasn't all bad. Now my house smells wonderful and looks even more festive!
- A Baker
This recipe was great. My students and I made two batches and made tons of ornaments for our Christmas tree. The smell was heavenly for a few days. I liked the fact that we did not have to use applesauce (we ate that!). Instead of icing, we painted them and put glitter in the glue to dry. They were beautiful.
- A Baker
Very easy and rewarding, they smell great. Barely any clean up too! I rolled them in between wax paper, and it worked great.
- sarah
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