Day two of my 12 days of Christmas posts is almost over so I guess this one should be short. Tomorrow I am having a friend over to make cookies so that one will probably be late too, but if I remember to take pictures it should make an awesome post.
Anyway, back on today…I saw on Pinterest, where else, that some people were melting peppermints to make plates for the baked goods they were giving as Christmas gifts. They looked pretty cool and easy so, I gave it a whirl.
You just unwrap ’em, place ’em about 1/2 inch apart on some parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake ’em on 350 degrees until they are melted.
It was a bit of trial and error. The directions said cook 8 – 10 minutes which was WWWWAAAAYYYYY too long because it makes the edges bubbly and the colors fade. My family was still impressed even though I was not.
I will say the subsequent tries worked much better when I realized 5 – 6 mins was good depending on the cookie sheet.
This is perfect for kids to help with, just remember the liquid peppermints are ridiculously hot when they come out of the oven so that part is just for older kids and grown ups.
In a couple of days I’m going to try the technique of putting candy canes in the oven for a couple of minutes and then bending them into twirly shapes. I’ll let you now how it goes.
What do you know…This was short and “sweet”.