Hard Candy Ornaments

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Hard Candy Ornaments
Ingredients and Supplies
  • baking sheet
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • ribbon
  • assorted Christmas cookie cutters
  • hard candy mix
  • candy thermometer
  • assorted gel food colors
  • flavorings
Spray a baking sheet or a slab of marble with cooking spray. Tie ribbons for hanging the cookie cutter ornaments around the top of the cookie cutter (may need to use tape to hold the ribbon in place). Lay the cutters on the sprayed surface. Make a batch of hard candy, following directions on hard candy mix package, using a candy thermometer to reach 300 degrees. The top pan in the double boiler set is a good size of pan to use. For red ornaments, use red food color (use gel color for the colors as they dissolve better than paste colors) and cinnamon oil; for green use green food color and lime concentrated flavor; for yellow, use yellow food color and lemon concentrated flavor. After the syrup reaches 300 degrees, pour the hot syrup into the cookie cutters, filling 1/2 to 2/3 full. One package hard candy mix does 5 or 6 cookie cutter ornaments.
Hard Candy Mix
Hard Candy Mix
75-4301
Unit: 12 oz. bag
Candy Thermometer-Taylor
Candy Thermometer-Taylor
80-1
Unit: 1
Double Boiler
Double Boiler
83-1
Unit: 1
Lemon Yellow AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Lemon Yellow AmeriColor® Soft ...
ACR-107
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Leaf Green AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Leaf Green AmeriColor® Soft Ge...
ACR-111
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Cinnamon LorAnn Super-Strength Flavor
Cinnamon LorAnn Super-Strength...
42-2010
Unit: 1 dram
Lime LorAnn Super-Strength Oil
Lime LorAnn Super-Strength Oil
42-2110
Unit: 1 dram
Lemon LorAnn Super-Strength Oil
Lemon LorAnn Super-Strength Oi...
42-2020
Unit: 1 dram
Snowman Cookie Cutter
Snowman Cookie Cutter
ACC-1955
Unit: 1
Mitten Cookie Cutter
Mitten Cookie Cutter
RM-1334
Unit: 1
Reindeer Cookie Cutter
Reindeer Cookie Cutter
ACC-1180
Unit: 1
Poinsettia Cookie Cutter
Poinsettia Cookie Cutter
ASM-0415
Unit: 1