Do you make handmade gifts for those on your Christmas list? If you’re looking to make something simple, and small for family, friends, or teachers, these handmade cinnamon ornaments are it. Our 13 year old daughter had a blast making these with her friends.
Although we ended up changing the recipe, we found the original in our Frontier Coop catalog back in 2018. We used coarse sea salt, and because it didn’t fully dissolve, it actually looked like glitter spots on the ornament. As more of the salt dissolved, the later ones we baked had a snow covered look to them, which we love!
You will need:
1 cup ground cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sea salt
2 cups water
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
ribbon or string
Steps to make:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Gradually add water and oil while continuously stirring. Batter will be thick, so knead with hands
- Cover and cool in refrigerator for 1.5 hours
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees
- Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters, stamps, or whatever you like to create your ornament designs
- Place a small hole at the top of each ornament with straw
- Place ornaments on baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 1 hour
- Remove from oven and carefully turn ornaments over, and place back in oven for 1 hour to be sure ornaments are very firm
- Set aside to cool, then add ribbon and hang on tree
Handmade Cinnamon Ornament Recipe Makes Approximately 30 Ornaments
Tips for Making Handmade Cinnamon Ornaments
The dough likes to keep shrinking back up, so working in smaller batches can be helpful. Ours were kind of thick because the dough kept shrinking back. But next time I would try to make them thinner. Also, we would like to use cookie cutters to make shapes.
We would love to hear from you if you make these!!