Peppermint Plates…

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.

Cooked Toooo Long

I will say the subsequent tries worked much better when I realized 5 – 6 mins was good depending on the cookie sheet.

5 – 6 Minutes is just right

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”.

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7 Responses to Peppermint Plates…

  1. Gary Kerr May 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    I like cookies! Picture of cookies are awesome, I think it so delicious. Thanks for the post.

  2. Hollie December 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    My friend, love the plates. Thanks for inviting me over for few hours of baking bliss.

    • April December 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

      The time just flew by. I did manage to get a batch of the gumdrop cookies made too. Next week I’m going to make bunting if you want to come by. I promise I won’t be so scatterbrained. Well, I’ll try anyway.

  3. JoAnn Plaxco December 14, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    I want to try this, do you think it would hold a sweet bread, such as banana, or pumpkin?

    • April December 14, 2012 at 10:27 am #

      I don’t know about a full sized one. I’m planning on putting cookies and a mini loaf on mine and wrapping it in cellophane from the bottom up. I think that should add some more support. I also think it would be pretty on a glass plate from the dollar store if you’re worried.

  4. Sandi December 14, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    I saw this posted on someone’s FB earlier this week and wondered, is the “platter” sticky afterwards?

    • April December 14, 2012 at 10:25 am #

      Great question. Nope. It’s actually very smooth. I imagine if it got wet it would get sticky though.

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