Easy Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick. All thoughts are my own.)

The boys and I had so much fun making ornaments today. I found a McCormick recipe for a cinnamon dough that only used two ingredients- applesauce and cinnamon. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

I thought the recipe on the McCormick website didn’t seem like a lot of dough so I doubled the applesauce and cinnamon. I found that their recipe would have made plenty of dough for about a dozen ornaments so I’m sharing the recipe as it is on their site.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 200°F. Mix applesauce and cinnamon in small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed. (You may need to 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. (Note from me: Make sure it’s a non-stick cookie sheet!)
  • 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.).
  • Insert ribbon through holes and tie to hang. Decorate with opaque paint markers, found in arts and crafts stores, if desired.
The boys love seeing their ornaments on their little tree and I loved spending time with them making something we can keep for years to come.