Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 120 hrs

Looking for a gift idea for friends and family? Or maybe you're looking for some ornaments for a Christmas tree! Try these fragrant ornaments! Maybe you could make this a pre-holiday family activity and get everyone involved!! Cook time includes drying time for ornaments. 2 trays of ornaments, depending on size of cutters used...this is a guess-ti-mate!


  1. Combine spices.
  2. Add applesauce.
  3. Roll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet to 1/4-inch thickness.
  4. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
  5. Remove excess dough and repeat process on other cookie sheets.
  6. Make a hole in top of each shape.
  7. Allow to dry for 5 days.
  8. Tie ribbon or yarn through hole.
  9. May be decorated with acrylic paint.
Most Helpful

your recipe is the tops for this ornament---there is nothing better than the smell of pine and cinnamon apple! easy for the kids, not too messy and a great family fun project!!!

kimbearly September 15, 2003

These are fun to make and smell soooo good! I have made them lots of times and really enjoyed them.

Charishma_Ramchandani December 22, 2004

I had a hard time with these. The "dough" was very crumbly and the dried ornaments stuck to the cookie sheets like cement. The non-stick sheet worked okay so we got a few very thin and fragile ones. I painted them with a thin layer of glue to strengthen them a bit and then decorated them with glitter glue.

MommyMakes December 18, 2005