How to Make Tree Ornaments With Hard Candy & Cookie Molds

Overview

If you have leftover hard candy from early holiday celebrations, turn it into unique, tasty tree ornaments with cookie molds. When finished, you will have a set of "stained glass" ornaments for hanging on your Christmas tree.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Cover your baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper, cut to fit the pan.

Step 3

Arrange the metal cookie cutters on top of the parchment paper.

Step 4

Spray an even coating of cooking spray on the insides of all of the cookie cutters.

Step 5

Fill the bottom of each cookie cutter with the hard candies. Place the candies in a single layer without overlapping for best results.

Step 6

Set the baking pan into the oven and bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the candies have completely melted and covered the inside of the cookie cutters with an even layer of molten candy.

Step 7

Leave the ornaments in the cookie cutters for 2 to 3 minutes to cool.

Step 8

Insert a dowel or chopstick ½ inch from the top of each cookie cutter to punch out a hole for the hanging ribbon, but leave the ornaments in place.

Step 9

Let the ornaments cool completely--15 to 30 minutes--before pulling off the cookie cutters.

Step 10

Tie an 8-inch length of ribbon into a loop through the hole at the top of each ornament and hang from your tree.

Things You'll Need

  • Metal cookie cutters
  • Parchment paper
  • Scissors
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooking spray
  • Hard candies
  • ¼ inch dowel or chopstick
  • 8 inch length of ribbon (1 per ornament)

References

  • Hard Candy Christmas Treats
Keywords: edible ornaments, homemade Christmas decorations, stained glass tree ornament

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Athena Hessong began her freelance writing career in 2004. She draws upon experiences and knowledge gained from teaching all high school subjects for seven years. Hessong earned a Bachelor in Arts in history from the University of Houston.

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