Sunday, October 31, 2010

Candy Corn Cookies

I've seen these on multiple websites - Land O Lakes, Betty Crocker, many blogs. They are so cute, it's not surprising that multiple people make them in the fall. They take a little time to cut all of the pieces, but overall, they are pretty simple to make, and are a tasty, bite-sized snack to enjoy. (You can have more than one without feeling too guilty! And personally, they are MUCH better than the real thing. I can't remember why I liked candy corn so much as a child!)

CANDY CORN COOKIES (Adapted from Land O Lakes)

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Orange paste or gel food color
Yellow paste or gel food color

Line bottom and sides of 9x5-inch loaf pan with tin foil or plastic food wrap. Set aside.

Combine butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking soda. Beat until well mixed.

Divide dough into thirds. Press one-third of white dough evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Place another one-third of dough back into same bowl. Add small amount of orange food color; mix until color is well blended. Press orange dough evenly over white dough in pan. Place remaining one-third of dough into another medium bowl. Add small amount of yellow food color; mix until color is well blended. Press yellow dough evenly over orange dough in pan. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours or overnight).

Place 1 cup sugar in large bowl; set aside.

Heat oven to 375°F. Invert loaf pan to remove dough. Peel off foil/wrap. Place layered dough onto cutting surface. Cut loaf crosswise into 1/4-inch slices using sharp knife, trimming edges to make even, if necessary. Cut each slice into 5 wedges (4 cuts).

Roll in sugar. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Place cookies onto cooling rack. Cool completely.

Happy Halloween, ENJOY!


  1. I think candy corn is the cutest halloween candy ever, but I don't like to eat it either. Your cookies are adorable, definitely saving this idea for next year!

  2. I've made these before. You actually can do it much quicker by forming the dough layers into two logs and forming the log into a triangle shape and freezing slightly so that they are easy to slice. You just slice across the log like any refrigerator cookie. :)