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I love the smell of cinnamon, it is one of my all time favorite scents. When McCormick asked me to make and share one of their recipes with my readers, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to bring in my creative team (Sweet Girl and Little Man) and make some ornaments that not only look adorable on our tree but smell good too. Don't even get me started on how good the house smells while these are in the oven - yummy!
First off, I was surprised to learn that this recipe from McCormick only required two ingredients.
3/4 cup of applesauce
1 bottle (4.12 ounces) McCormick Cinnamon, ground
And you need a few supplies that are most likely already in your house.
Straw or Skewer
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Mix together the applesauce and cinnamon in until a smooth ball of dough is formed.
Using 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll the dough to about 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap.
Peel off the top sheet of plastic wrap and use the cookie cutters to shape your ornaments. Use a straw or skewer to poke a hole through the top of the ornament, make sure the hole is big enough to fit the ribbon through later on. Lay the cut ornaments on your baking sheet.
Place the cookie sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 2 1/2 hours. Once they are done cooking, cool ornaments on a wire rack. (Or, to dry ornaments at room temperature, carefully place them on wire rack. Let stand 1 to 2 days or until completely dry, turning occasionally.)
Add the ribbon to the ornaments and they are done!
You can decorate with markers once they cool if you would like. Another option is to use a toothpick to decorate with before cooking. I put my kids names and the years on the back side of these with the toothpick.
What is your favorite McCormick spice?
One year ago I made a Pecan + Olive Cheeseball
Two years ago I made Eggnog Jelly Shots
Three years ago I made Rocky Road Bars