Cinnamon Ornaments are perfect for celebrating holiday fun activities with the children. The ornaments are easy to make and their aroma lasts long after the holidays are over.
Makes 12-15 ornaments
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours, or 1 to 2 days drying time
3/4 cup applesauce
1 bottle (4.12 ounces) McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
1. Mix applesauce and cinnamon with hands in a small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed.
2. 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 and cut dough with cookie cutters. Make a hole in top of ornament with drinking straw.
3. Place ornaments on a baking sheet and bake at 200°F for 2 1/2 hours; place on rack to cool. Or carefully lay ornaments flat on rack to dry at room temperature 1 - 2 days or until thoroughly dry, turning occasionally.
4. Insert ribbon through holes and tie to hang. May be decorated with opaque paint markers found in arts and crafts stores, if desired.
Tip: If a different size bottle of cinnamon is used, measure 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cinnamon.