Cinnamon DoughPosted by TheCraftyCollab on Dec 23, 2013 in Celebrations, Craftiness, Crafts, Gifts, Holidays, Kids Stuff | 1 comment
Happy Hour Projects has a recipe for Cinnamon Dough Ornaments that will bring back nostalgia of Christmas as a kid, as well as fill your home with the spicy smell of the season.
Cute on the tree and cheaper than candles, we couldn’t wait to give this project a try!
Please click here to visit Happy Hour Projects and see the instructions that we followed!
Reviewer #1 – Kristy
Mission: A great piece for the holidays, to bring the smell and décor of Christmas!
- I used about ¾ cup Mott’s Unsweetened Applesauce.
- I don’t have a rolling pin. I used a drinking glass to roll out the dough.
- I used champagne flutes to cut my ornament pieces! Easy peasy!
- Instead of waiting for them to dry, I baked them as Adrianne had suggested.
Tips & Tricks Learned:
I ended up using less than the 1 cup of apple sauce since I was worried that it maybe a little more liquid, which was a good idea.
I used champagne flutes for cutters, but you can definitely use your favorite cookie cutters!
I placed mine on a string after seeing Sarah’s finished project to make a festive garland piece! I love it!
Only 2 ingredients, can’t beat that! Easy, and I bet fun for the kids!
Wish it smelled up my home a bit more of cinnamon, but not to worry that is why we have candles!
Super cute!! Easy to make! A fun festive craft to make with the kids and cheap!
Reviewer #2 – Maren
Mission: I don’t remember making cinnamon dough as a child, so I thought I better make up for lost time!
I wasn’t too careful about how I mixed my ingredients. I halved the recipe so I just dumped each of my products in the bowl and mixed; no measuring!
- One 2 oz bottle of Cinnamon
- One 4 oz single serving container of Apple Sauce
- I decorated my little gingerbread people with white, puffy fabric paint and scraps of ribbon, yarn and sequins that I had in my stash!
Tips & Tricks Learned:
I had planned to lightly flour my work surface until I remembered Adrianne’s trick to using wax paper. I have never rolled out dough in between wax paper, but holy moly did it work great! I learned a new trick that’s a keeper!
I used a very thin spatula to lift the cut-outs from the wax paper and then picked off the outlying dough.
I baked them at 150 degrees for an hour on each side as instructed; however instead of drying on a rack, I just turned the oven off and left them in there overnight to fully dry out.
The edges of my little gingies were a little rough. I just rubbed off the little crispy rough edges with my finger and they smoothed right out!
Ridiculously easy. Mixing bowl to oven in 5 minutes.
The cinnamon smell was almost overpowering at times, however left my entire home smelling cozy and festive, so no biggie!
Even though I’m not a kid, I did enjoy whipping up a small batch of these cuties. They smell great and are a cute and cozy addition to my tree!
Reviewer #3 – Sarah
Mission: To try my hand at a tried and true childhood holiday craft.
- Again, I live at Target more than I care to admit, but this was where I picked up the two ingredients needed in the dough recipe. I picked out a Market Pantry brand homestyle applesauce and ground cinnamon. I bought two of the 2.37 oz. cinnamon jars. Once I set up shop, I mixed the ¾ cup of applesauce with both jars of the cinnamon and began mixing with a spoon. It didn’t take long before it started to firm up to the stiffness as mentioned in the directions.
- I love bakers twine, so that was what we used for the string on the Christmas tree ornaments as well as on the stars. I used all of the stars for a garland that now adorns our fireplace mantle this holiday season. Super cute and I can always catch a scent of cinnamon as I walk by.
Tips & Tricks Learned:
I then rolled it out between two sheets of wax paper until it was about a ¼” thick as Adrianne did. I opted to use both a Christmas tree and star shape cookie cutter for the ornaments. The trickiest part of this whole process was transferring the cutouts from the wax paper to the parchment lined cookie sheets! I didn’t loose any in the process, but it sure was close.
I like a quick end result, so I opted to bake these at 170 degrees for two hours total – flipping them at the one-hour mark. 170 degrees is the lowest temperature my oven will bake at, but it worked great. After removing them from the oven, I dried them on a rack for a full day to be sure they were well cured.
Affordable and relatively easy to make gifts for teachers and friends!
The dough got a bit sticky and hard to roll after a little bit.
These were pretty easy to whip up, they smell great and bought back memories of my childhood. I didn’t love making these, but when my kids are older, I’m sure we will do them again!