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December 15 2015 @ 06:00 am
15th Day of Christmas: Peppermint Christmas Ornaments  
I think this is one of my favorite Christmas ideas found online. The credit goes to Hello Homebody who apparently found in in an American Girl magazine a while back. But either way, great and simple idea. Not only that but it is relatively inexpensive to create and give away as gifts.

What You Need:
Peppermint Candies
Metal Cookie Cutters
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Parchment Paper
Toothpick
Twine or Ribbon

Mix It Up

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Line a baking sheet with the parchment paper.

  3. Spray the inside of each cookie cutter with non-stick cooking spray.

  4. Lay cookie cutters out on parchment.

  5. Fill with a layer of peppermint.

  6. Bake for 3-9 minutes. Keep an eye on them. Remove from oven when candies have melted together.

  7. Lightly spray a toothpick with non-stick cooking spray and then make a whole in each for hanging.

  8. Let candy sit inside cutters until the candy re-hardens.

  9. Once hardened, carefully stretch the cookie cutter on sides to pull it away from candy to get your ornament to pop out.

  10. You can then put ribbon or twine through the holes.

As you can see above there is a little bit of an art to it. The round ornament had a gap in the middle so a peppermint was put over it. But the small metal cookie cutters are only taking one peppermint. You have to judge for yourself and if one comes out wrong, eat it and make another.

They look pretty fantastic when they come out.

You can wrap them individually in treat bags to give away or top cupcakes with little versions. Very fun.


 
 
 

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tracyj23: Christmas - heart ornamenttracyj23 on December 15th, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
This is a really neat idea. I definitely want to try it.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 17th, 2015 01:24 am (UTC)
Me too but I'd have to give them all away because I hate peppermint. *shrugs*
tracyj23tracyj23 on December 18th, 2015 04:25 pm (UTC)
I like peppermint but the rest of my family doesn't. I'd probably give them away mostly too.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 18th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it is a take it or leave it kind of thing. Rarely a middle ground.
thrace_adams: Charmed Piper Smilethrace_adams on December 16th, 2015 01:25 am (UTC)
WOW, what a clever idea!! I may try this once our kitchen reno is done :D Thanks for this!
Jill aka Jo: H: Red Snow Flakessireesanwar on December 17th, 2015 01:25 am (UTC)
Kitchen reno during the holidays. Crazy! I hope you kitchen is back to normal soon.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on December 16th, 2015 08:32 am (UTC)
That's a cool idea! Thanks for sharing all those great things with us, darling! :) *hugs*
Jill aka Jo: H: Elf Singingsireesanwar on December 17th, 2015 01:26 am (UTC)
No problem. I love it.
birggittbirggitt on December 16th, 2015 01:40 pm (UTC)
if one comes out wrong, eat it and make another. Yep, that totally sold them for me. What can I say? I DO have a sweet teeth :P
Jill aka Jo: H: Snow Owlsireesanwar on December 17th, 2015 01:27 am (UTC)
LOL I'm glad you are sold. I hope lots come out iffy so you have lots to eat. LOL
Kaylee Winchesterroguem on December 20th, 2015 11:31 am (UTC)
Love it!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 24th, 2015 12:05 am (UTC)
Great!