Homemade Holiday Ornaments

These easy cinnamon applesauce ornaments make the perfect indoor family friendly activity for winter. UFH Nutrition Consultant, Michele DiCristofaro RD, discovered this recipe and they have quickly become a staff favorite – especially for those with kids!

If you create these fun ornaments, be sure to share with us on social media!

Happy crafting!

Easy Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Recipe by bakedbyrachel.com


  • 1 C applesauce
  • 1 1/4 C ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix together cinnamon and applesauce until a smooth ball forms. Dough should not be sticky. It should be moist and easy to handle. If necessary, adjust cinnamon or applesauce until easy to handle.
  2. Divide dough into two equal parts and shape into discs. Optionally, chill for an hour or longer. Chilled dough will become slightly firmer and easier to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 200°F. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle work surface well with cinnamon. Place one disc of dough down on cinnamon coated surface, sprinkle top with cinnamon and roll to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut using desired cookie cutters. Use a regular sized straw to carefully remove a hole (this will be where the string goes later). Transfer to prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Scraps of dough may be re-rolled for additional ornaments.
  6. Bake ornaments for 2 hours or until completely firm.
  7. Cool completely. Thread string or ribbon through the ornament holes.
  8. Ornaments can be hung on trees, around the house for a pop of cinnamon, or added to gift packaging!

Note: Dough will make roughly 2 dozen 3-inch ornaments.

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