Friday, October 26, 2012

. . . Candy Corn Cookies . . .

Can we pretend today is Cookie Time Tuesday?  If you are ok with it so am I...that being said there will not be a Cookie Time Tuesday feature on October 30th so I'm sharing this a little early.  I wanted you to have a chance to make these awesome Candy Corn Cookies this weekend so you'll have them for Halloween treats.  They are so yummy and absolutely adorable!!  Candy Corn Cookies, who knew!  They are buttery and have a slight citrus flavor due to having a little orange zest in them.  These are guaranteed to please for their taste and how adorable they are!  Enjoy them.

I found these on Alaska from Scratch and she says the recipe came from Land O' Lakes.  They are so cute and really aren't difficult to make at all.  It was a lot of fun to make them with my son because he was impressed with the way they really looked like pieces of candy corn.

So Cute!

You will need:
1 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. freshly grated orange zest
2 tsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
½ tsp. vanilla
3 C flour
½ tsp. baking soda
⅛ tsp. salt
yellow food coloring
orange food coloring (or a combination of yellow and red)
⅓ C sugar for dipping cookies

 • Gather your ingredients
• Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy
• Add orange zest, egg and orange juice to butter mixture and combine
• Add flower mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well

 • Divide dough into thirds
• Press the "white" dough into a plastic wrap lined 9x5 inch loaf pan
• In separate bowls add coloring to your two other balls of dough.  I used Wilton's Food Coloring Gel to get a bolder shade of orange and yellow but you can use your basic food coloring if you have it on hand.  
• Press the orange dough on top of the "white" dough and then add the yellow dough on top of the orange dough pressing each layer firmly into the pan.  Loosely cover with the plastic wrap and freeze for about an hour to hour and a half.

 • Remove frozen dough from the pan and unwrap the plastic wrap
• Slice the dough into slices with a large knife then cut dough into triangles 
• Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 5 to 7 minutes.  I baked mine on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and they baked up beautifully this way.
• Put some sugar in a bowl and toss the baked cookies into the sugar to create a "crystal" look to them


 The perfect Treat!
 • I created a treat topper for a cello bag so we could send these to my son's teachers and out of town family members.  
• Filled up the cello bag with a few cookies 
• Stapled the treat topper to the cello bag and packaged these cute treats for mailing!  Simple and sweet.

Happy Halloween!


  1. I'll be making these... kinda. Don't have time to make them from scratch because I have too many other deserts to make! I'll be grabbing some pre-made cookie dough, I think.

  2. Genius!! Thanks for sharing =)
    Warm Hugs,


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