The scent of Christmas with #McCormickBaking

15 Dec

This Christmas, I have been blessed to work with Business 2 Blogger on behalf of McCormick to bring you these adorable Cinnamon ornaments. I feel honored to work with both of them.

I have amazing memories of my childhood holidays and I try hard to recreate the magic for my daughter. Two things can instantly transport me back in time: music and smell! McCormick holiday baking ingredients provide me with the latter.

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There’s just something about hearing Burl Ive’s “Holly Jolly Christmas” that brings a smile to my face. And even though my teenager thinks the song is a bit “old-fashioned”, we can always agree on the smells of Christmas.

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Cinnamon tops the list! When we were kids, we made Cinnamon ornaments in school as gifts for our parents. We were so thrilled to hand our Mom our latest and greatest creation, complete with sticky fingers, and she always kept our treasures. I now get to bring that fun to my family.

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McCormick Cinnamon Ornaments are so simple to make and couldn’t smell better if they tried. The minute you bust open the bottle, your senses are filled with the delicious aroma. It’s beautiful dark red-brown color matches the color of the season and your holiday decor. If you have an extra 10 minutes time and want to do a fun project, grab these tools and ingredients.

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3/4 cup applesauce

1 bottle (4.12 ounces) McCormick® Ground Cinnamon

Cookie cutters in your favorite shape

Drinking straw or skewer

Colorful ribbon or yarn

Once you have everything gathered, follow these steps:

Preheat your oven to 200°F (yes it does go that low!).

Mix applesauce and cinnamon in a small bowl until dough is formed.

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Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap and cut dough into shapes with your cookie cutters.

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Punch a hole near the top of the ornament with a drinking straw.

Place ornaments on baking sheet and bake 2 1/2 hours (yes, a long time, but your house will smell heavenly).

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Insert ribbon through holes and tie to hang from tree or on packages.

Decorate with paint, markers, or glitter. You can also leave them as is for the natural look.

If you prefer to let the Cinnamon Ornaments air dry, it will take about 2 days and you’ll have to stay on-guard. Someone is sure to try and eat them like a cookie! (Not a good idea).

Bonus Tip #1: McCormick Cinnamon can help with your beauty regimen. If you decide to mix the dough with your hands, the Cinnamon acts as a lovely scrub. for your skin and will leave them smelling amazing for hours!

Bonus Tip #2: If you accidentally forget to buy a gift for that special person, these ornaments are the perfect solution. You can whip them up quickly and your loved one won’t be able to resist the scent. Personlize them for your teacher and you’ve got a great holiday gift. Can anyone say teacher’s pet?

Here’s a video that shows you how to make the Cinnamon Ornaments:

 

I think I’m going to leave my ornaments in our faux tree when we pack it away for the New Year. Next Christmas when we grudgingly pull out that huge box from the attic, open it up, we will instantly get bombarded with the #McCormickBaking smell. A true Christmas miracle!

Stop by McCormick on Facebook and Pinterest for some great holiday baking ideas!

Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

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