Today I have a quick, (pretty) easy DIY for you! These Cinnamon Spell Stars are something I picked up a few years ago, I forget where, woops, and now I make sure to make them every Yule Season.
These are perfect for gifts for your fellow witches and Pagans since they not only smell good, they can be used for nearly any kind of spell work that you can imagine. You can burn them as an incense (Fire and Air work), you can bury them (Earth) or you can dissolve them in water (be responsible!)
For these stars you’ll need the following:
Applesauce (unsweetened is best, but sweetened works fine)
Flour to dust your rolling pin and cutting board
Various kitchen gadgets.
First, you’re going to measure out your cinnamon and applesauce. There aren’t exact measurements here because it depends on how big of a batch you want to make.
In the original recipe I remember the author saying to measure out the applesauce first. If you do it that way you’re going to use A TON of cinnamon. So, I start with a 1/3 cup of cinnamon and SLOWLY add in applesauce by the teaspoonful until you have a firm dough. It’s very easy for this to get too liquid-y and then you have to add more cinnamon and cinnamon can be expensive. Trust me, start with cinnamon and go from there.
As I’m mixing I like to imagine my spoon is a wand of sorts, and imbue the stars with some Reiki energy, but that's just me being extra woo. You can chant over the dough, sing over it, pray over it or whatever else you do during good old fashioned kitchen witchcraft.
If it helps, visualize yourself in a tiny little cottage, the oven is your hearth and smell that fiery scent of cinnamon. Imagine these little stars getting ready to go out into the world to do your magical work.
After you make your firm dough, go ahead and roll it out until it’s about a ¼” in thickness. You can use cookie cutters (stars, moons, snowflakes, whatever!) and I recommend dipping the cookie cutter in flour or cinnamon to avoid the dough sticking to the cutter.
Line them on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 to 45 minutes on each side until they are cooked through.
Once they are finished baking I like to let them cool and then let them sit out for a day to two to make sure they’re completely cooled and hardened.
You can store them in a mason jar or gift them by wrapping some ribbon around the jar! I like to display them in a bowl on my coffee table and I have used them as “wish stars” everyone grabs a star, makes a wish on it and then leaves it outside for the nature spirits.