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Cinnamon Applesauce Monogram Tags

I think everyone and their great aunt Sally has made cinnamon apple sauce ornaments, and why not? They are easy, they smell amazing (I scatter them in the tubs when I pack Christmas stuff away so the next year everything smells like the holidays) and they last forever.

Cinnamon Apple Sauce #Monogram Gift Tags

Last year I made tons of stars and a few gingerbread men. This year I wanted to make some special ones to give away as gifts. Thanks to an Amazon Prime membership I was able to order a White Plastic Alphabet Cookie Cutters 1 1/2″ tall (affiliate link) set for a little over $6. From my personal experience, buy a larger set. The tiny letters were finicky, especially if they had internal cut outs (like A, B, R).If you only need a few letters you might be better off winging it free handed.

To make your own you will need:

  • Alphabet cookie cutters
  • Drinking straw
  • Bakers twine
  • Cinnamon Dough (instructions below)

Apple Sauce Monogram Ornament

Cinnamon Dough:

Mix 1 1/4 cups apple sauce and 2 cups ground cinnamon into a thick dough. If it’s too sticky add more cinnamon, too dry add more applesauce. It should easily roll out without major cracking.

Roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Dust with cinnamon to stop dough from sticking to the rolling pin. Cut out your letters and make a hole near the top with the drinking straw, skip this step with letters that have a hole like D’s and B’s.

Bake at 150 degrees for an hour. Cookies should harden and dry as they bake and at this point your whole house should smell like cinnamon.

When cookies are completely cool add a twine loop to attatch to a gift or gift bag. They can be reused as ornaments every year.

*Optional: add the date on the back in paint pen.


Friday 20th of December 2013

Love this idea! We've never tried it before.

Danielle @ We Have It All

Friday 20th of December 2013

This is the neatest thing EVER!! What an awesome gift idea!!

Shannah @ Just Us Four

Friday 20th of December 2013

Not only are these super cute but I bet they good too.

Heather Lawrence

Thursday 19th of December 2013

What a neat idea!! Thanks for sharing! We will probably make a batch of dough to play with for sure!


Thursday 19th of December 2013

It's great for kids, as long as you don't roll the dough too thin they are surprisingly sturdy!


Thursday 19th of December 2013

This is such a great gift idea for the holidays! Thanks for the idea!