Perfectly Preschool

Cinnamon Ornaments


  • Apple Sauce 3/4 cup
  • 1 bottle (4.12 ounces) McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Drinking Straw
  • Ribbon


1. Preheat oven to 200°F.
2. Mix applesauce and cinnamon with hands in small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed. 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 cookie cutters. Make a hole in top of ornament with drinking straw. Place ornaments on baking sheet.

3. Bake for 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.)

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.

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Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?
Who, me? Yes, you!
Couldn't be! Then who?
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Couldn't be! Then who?
-- Continue with more names --

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