Folks, I’ve found a new holiday tradition for our family! I can’t believe how simple this baked Christmas ornament recipe is! Both of my young boys were involved in the process and they turned out adorable and smelling like the idyllic Christmas memories of yore. We a definitely going to do this year after year.
Oh, and there’s only two ingredients!
Sorry guys, I didn’t measure but I’d say roughly equal parts of both ingredients. (I used one large container of cinnamon and almost a whole “individual serving size” cup of apple sauce.) Knead it. You’re looking for a play dough-like consistency.
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1. Flatten the dough with a roller. Lumpy LOVED this part!
2. Bust out your cookie cutters! (This is the set we have.)
3. Use said cookie cutters.
4. Place “cookies” on an aluminum or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
5. Poke a hole in each “cookie” if you are planning to use them as hung ornaments. (We used the end of a match stick.)
6. Bake for 2 hours at 200 degrees until completely dried out. I’d suggest flipping them every half hour or so to avoid curling at the edges. My second batch turned out a lot better that way. (But of course I forgot to poke a hole in them, so I can’t hang them. Sigh.)
Here’s how some of them turned out.
See how the edges of the tree curled up? Just flip occasionally during baking to avoid any issues.
All three of us enjoyed getting our hands dirty with this holiday activity !The boys even worked together cheerfully (mostly).
I wanted to eat the air these smelled so good while they were baking. And they still smell delightful post cooking. This is my new go-to for homemade Christmas ornaments. Enjoy!
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Melissa French, The More With Less Mom says
I think ours will be seeing some glitter. I included this in my Christmas in July roundup.
I like that idea! Thanks for including me!