Reduce, Reuse, Rejoice: Cinnamon-Scented Cookie Ornaments

Fill your holiday tree with these simple-to-make cinnamon-scented ornaments, which will last for many seasons. We reused ribbons from last year’s packages to embellish.

Cookie Dough ornaments

Decorate your tree with fragrant, nontoxic cookies.

Photo By Ken Hoyt

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Fill your holiday tree with these simple-to-make cinnamon-scented ornaments, which will last for many seasons. We reused ribbons from last year’s packages to embellish.

Cinnamon-Scented Cookies
These fragrant cookies smell yummy, but—though nontoxic—they are not good for snacking.

You will need:

• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup salt
• 1/2 cup ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon oil (increase amount for more fragrant cookies more)
• 1 cup water
• Parchment paper or silicone mat

Mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add water gradually and stir continuously until completely absorbed. Knead for a few minutes. Chill, covered, for 1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator before proceeding.

Roll dough flat on parchment paper to a 1/4-inch thick. Cut designs with a cookie cutter or freehand with a small knife. Pierce a hole in the top with the end of a chopstick.

Place cookies on a parchment paper. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 to 3 hours (convection ovens speed the process). Remove when very firm and set aside to cool. Thread with string or ribbon and hang.