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Non-Edible Cinnamon Dough Recipe

Non-Edible Cinnamon Dough

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"Sweet-smelling Christmas tree cookie ornaments. They can be made to look like little gingerbread men."

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Original recipe makes 12 ornaments Change Servings


  1. Mix the applesauce and cinnamon to form a stiff dough. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and make a hole for ribbon. Carefully place cookies on a rack to dry. Let air dry for several days, turning occasionally.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2007

i have a similar recipe that smells way better for alot longer...just add 2 tbsp of ground cloves, 1 tbsp ground allspice, 1 tbsp ground nutmeg to the cinnamon (which my recipe calls for 3/4 cup ground cinnamon...and 3/4 cup applesauce minus 2 tbsp.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2010

Few changes to the recipe. First I used all spice because it's a good mix of spices. Secondly the mix was a little dry so i used 250ml of apple sauce instead .when I rolled it out all it did was stick to my work top so i used a little flower it does make the mix a little white but when u paint it it won't matter. They are a little fragile and did fall apart but do smell lovely


24 Ratings

Nov 29, 2006

My kid's and I love to make these. They make great gifts after the kid's have decorated. I did add 2 tbls of "Mod Podge" glue so they don't crumble. I find this brand works better than white glue.

Sep 06, 2003

I made these, they were really fun and smelled great, made the whole house smell wonderfull. To the person who reviewed this first....*YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO BAKE THEM* Great recipe ( Don't eat them, lol )

Dec 15, 2008

I use pretty much the same recipe for my preschool class.I use 1 cup applesauce & 1 cup cinnamon,cut & let dry as recipe calls for.I have grandparents tell me there kids made them & they still look good after 25 years.

Feb 05, 2008

I used this in my classroom of 2 & 3 year olds. GREAT!! The whole preschool smelled fantastic. Easy. Keeps for days if sealed in a ziplock bag. Dried well-some curling. We used a sharpie to write names and dates on the backs of our ornaments. We will definately use this again.

Dec 15, 2005

These make great gifts at the holidays. You can paint the finished cutouts and hang them anywhere you want an apple cinnamon scent. They are especially nice in the car. To the person who thought the mix was too wet, simply add some more cinnamon. They last for years.

Dec 01, 2007

I've made this "playdough" for years. Adding some other spices to it lends for some great smelling ornaments. Cloves and allspices are great. You can even use whole cloves to decorate your creations. This year we are planning on making them again. I might add some essential oil to the mixture as well.


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