When I was a little girl, I remember the beautiful smell when my mom made cinnamon ornaments. And how fragile they were.
So I decided to recreate that memory with my daughter this weekend!
2 containers of McCormick cinnamon
3/4 cup of applesauce (which amounts to 2 single-serve applesauces)
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
2. Put on Christmas music to get in the mood.
3. Remind yourself and whoever is cooking with you, NOT to sniff in the cinnamon. It can be strong and give you a headache.
4. Mix cinnamon and applesauce into a bowl. It’ll start to get thick and weird, so after you’ve done what you can with a spoon, use your hands to get all the mixture in.
5. Take out a piece of plastic wrap to lay your dough onto. I took a gallon ziplock bag and cut it, so it was easier to flip the top back and forth. You’ll need two pieces of the plastic wrap – one for the bottom and one for top to roll out. The ziplock back worked so awesome because you just flip it backward and you don’t have to worry about thin plastic wrap.
6. Roll out your dough so any thickness. We experimented with thin and thick – and both came out great!
7. Use straw to cut a little hole on the top of ornament (to tie your ribbon onto).
8. Put onto baking sheet and cook for 2.5 hours!
9. Let cool and voila! Remember, they are breakable!
10. Add paint or glitter to jazz them up, if you like!