Easy DIY Cinnamon Ornaments #McCormickBaking

* This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of  McCormick. All opinions are 100% my owneasy cinnamon ornaments

This genius-holiday-themed-non-messy-kid-friendly-makes-your-house-smell-like-a-home activity will bring smiles to your family for sure! This is so simple and I LOVE McCormick for sharing it with me-  Easy Cinnamon Ornaments! Why have I never done this before ?!?!?!?

Your kids are going to think you are amazing!  Your guest will think you’ve been baking up a storm & not 1 calorie will be added to your waistline. Promise.

JUST 2 ingredients, a few supplies, and heck, throw on a cute apron (no one will be getting messy but everyone looks good in a cute apron).  Here we go….

Easy Cinnamon Ornaments

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup applesauce ( If you use the cups like I did, just use 2 of them)
  • 1 bottle (4.12 ounces) McCormick® Cinnamon
  • Ground Cookie cutters,  Drinking straw,  & Ribbon

* a rolling pin &  plastic wrap would also be handy! 

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F. Mix applesauce and cinnamon in small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed. (You may need use your hands to incorporate all of the cinnamon.) Using about 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll dough to 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap. Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap. Cut dough into desired shapes with 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters. Make a hole at top of ornament with drinking straw or skewer. Place ornaments on baking sheet.

    Cinnamon Ornament Dough Collage

    This gives you an idea of what the dough will look like after its all mixed together.

  2. Bake 2 1/2 hours. Cool ornaments on wire rack. (Or, to dry ornaments at room temperature, carefully place them on wire rack. Let stand 1 to 2 days or until thoroughly dry, turning occasionally).

    Bakes ornaments

    Bake at 200 for 2.5 hrs- Perfect time to snuggle up and watch your favorite Christmas movie by the fire.

  3. Insert ribbon through holes and tie to hang. Decorate with opaque paint markers, found in arts and crafts stores, if desired.ornaments in tree

Here is the finished product! They really were so simple & days later they still smell fantastic. In addition to using them as ornaments you could use them as special gift tags by writing on them with a paint pen & adding them to packages.

What’s your favorite thing to bake during the holidays?

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