I know, it’s a tad early to be posting about Christmas but if you want to do cinnamon pinecones the way I am, you have to start like, now! I started making my own cinnamon oil to coat them in using only two things:
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Cooking Oil
This is really easy, just take the sticks and place them in a jar ( I broke them up, not sure if that matters or not but I wanted to make sure I got all the cinnamon goodness out). Then, fill with cooking oil. If you plan on cooking with this cinnamon oil in the future, you should use an olive oil. Otherwise I just used a vegetable oil.
Set the jar in a window to cook a bit for about a month…
Then pour the oil in a ziploc bag with pine cones, shake and soak for about a day and you have Christmas pinecones!
UPDATE: This cinnamon oil did not really turn out. Like at all, sorry it was kind of a fail! However…..I bought Cinnamon Extract to put on my pinecones, worked beautifully! I bought it at Walmart but you can buy a large pack on Amazon too here: McCormick Cinnamon Extract.
There are also different oils you could probably use as well on Amazon Cinnamon Oil