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Make Your Own Cinnamon Ornaments

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Making your own cinnamon ornaments is fun and easy with this no-bake recipe. Get yourself some cheap dollar store cinnamon for this project.

Sparkle Cinnamon OrnamentsHere’s How:

  • Drain one pound of Sweetened Apple Sauce overnight.
  • Combine it with 8 oz. ground Cinnamon (or more, if necessary) in a mixing bowl, alternating ingredients until the mixture is the consistency of cookie dough. If bling is your thing, add glitter, to taste, as well.
  • Working with 1 cup of the mixture at a time, pat it with your hands onto parchment or wax paper to about ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut out shapes with decorative cookie cutters. Make a hole at the top or holes on each side (depending on how you plan to use them) with a wooden skewer or match stick.
  • Dry ornaments in a warm place for 1 to 2 days or until thoroughly dry, turning occasionally.

You can use your ornaments to decorate the tree or make a garland. They look really nice when strung with dried fruit slices, bay leaves and cinnamon sticks.

Click this link to see how to make Dried Orange Ornaments.

Enjoy the whiff of cinnamon as you pass by!



Spicy Cinnamon Story

Cinnamon  PrintCinnamon is a wonderful spice that all cooks know and love. It is a very old spice and is referenced in the Bible several times. It comes from the bark of trees that grow in places like Sri Lanka, Egypt, Indonesia, Vietnam and Brazil. The island nation of Indonesia includes the famous Spice Islands, a.k.a.  Maluku Islands. There are 4 varieties of cinnamon trees, (genus Cinnamomum) in the Laural (Lauraceae) family, that are used for culinary purposes. Its flavor and aroma comes from cinnamonaldehyde, an essential oil of the bark.

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