Peppermint Ornaments (Yummy Craft with the Kiddos)

Super simple. Why have I never made these before? Sydney and I had lots of fun and she ended up eating more ornaments than she put on the tree. But hey, it was still a fun cheap craft and fun time we got to spend together.

Isn't she sweet??



Materials:
-metal cookie cutters
-cooking spray
-parchment paper (or I used aluminum foil)
-bag of peppermints or two (depending on how many you want to make)
-toothpick
-twine or ribbon

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. We used the toaster oven since we had very small cookie cutters (and not many of them).

-Lay out parchment paper or aluminum foil on a cookie sheet.

-Spray the insides of your cutters with cooking spray.

-Lay your peppermints inside your cutters. If you have larger cutters it's ok to layer them if they won't lay flat.

Obviously I need to invest in some Christmas cutters! Ha! Embarrassing!
-Pop them in the oven for about 10 mins or until you see they are good and melted into all the nooks and crannies of your cutters.

-Remove cookie sheet from the oven. Spray the end of your toothpick with cooking spray and swirl it around in the peppermint where you would like to attach your ribbon for hanging. Make sure you get the hole big enough for your twine or ribbon.

-Let peppermint firm up (won't take long).

-Carefully try to expand your cookie cutters so the peppermint will release from the sides before trying to pop them out. (Don't forget your cutters will be hot!) And if they break, more for you to eat!!

-Wipe off any leftover spray on your ornaments.

-Thread your twine or ribbon through and hang that beauty on the tree! Funny thing is though, ours keep disappearing from our tree. Hmmm.....

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