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Pinspiration: Peppermint Ornaments

Written by Jen Sill

My friend and business partner, Leslie found these and posted them on the Her View From Home Facebook page a couple weeks ago.  I couldn’t resist.

They’re awesome and easy!!

 

What you need: 

Peppermints (use green or red)

Baking sheet

Spray

Cookie Cutters

Toothpicks

 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to ___ degrees

Heavily spray your baking sheet and cookie cutters with Pam.  

Place candies inside the cookie cutters.  (Make sure to have them touching in almost every spot)

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Bake!!  

There’s no set time on the bake.  Just WATCH closely.  When they’re melted, pull them.  Don’t overcook!!

Spray a toothpick and make a hole in the ornaments while the sugar is still melted.

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Then let them set – for at least 30 minutes.  Again, you just have to judge when they’re ‘set’.  And take them out of the cookie cutters right away.  Also – you may have to break off some ‘excess.’

*Our stars didn’t work very well.  The tips kept breaking off.  I’d stick to hearts, ornaments and such.

 

Click here for more, fun DIY Christmas Ornaments!

About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.