Cinnamon oil lends plenty of punch to homemade candies and baked goods. Here's how to make enough to get you through all of your holiday baking. Try a few drops in tea, coffee, cider, warm wine or ice cream, too.
Wash a glass jar and its rubber-sealed lid thoroughly with dish soap and water. Bring a pot of clean water to a boil and fully submerge the jar and lid in the boiling water for about 15 minutes to sterilize. Let the jar cool and air-dry completely.
Combine 1 part pure ground cinnamon with 4 parts olive oil in a sauté pan. Simmer over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, stirring the liquid gently as it heats.
Place a coffee filter in a fine-mesh strainer and pour the oil through the filter into the sterilized jar.
Let the oil cool and seal the jar tightly. Store in a cool, dark place and use within one month.