Monday, October 29, 2012

Candy Corn Cookies

This past weekend we went to a Halloween party. I thought I would be festive and make this Candy Corn Cookie recipe. This particular has orange zest in it, if you don't want that flavor you could try this recipe, which is your basic sugar cookie recipe. I am going to have to try that one out next time.For this tutorial though, we're going to use the first recipe.

What you'll need:
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • orange gel food coloring (I used icing gel, found at Micheal's)
  • yellow gel food coloring (I used icing gel, you can find them separately too)
  • sanding sugar (I actually used crushed Sparkling Sugar)

   1.   Preheat Oven to 375°.  Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

   2.  Zest Orange and squeeze orange for juice

   3.  Add the egg, orange juice, orange zest and salt.

   4.  Combine

   5.  Slowly add the flour and baking soda. Beat until combined.

   6.  Place parchment paper in loaf pan. If you don't have parchment paper, you can use plastic wrap.

   7.  Here comes the fun part. Divide the cookie dough into three portions.Add the first third of the dough to the loaf pan pressing it evenly in the bottom.

8.  Add a few drops of orange to the second third of dough and press that into the pan.

Thank you to the Mr. for helping me out, I actually made the orange last and didn't have orange (they had a copper that would have worked, but I'm OCD like that, I wanted bright orange) in my icing color pack, so I had to combine yellow and red, and my hand was getting tired of trying to mix them together.

   9.  Do the same thing and make yellow and press it into the pan.

From the side view this is what it will look like:

   10.  Wrap the cookie dough and refrigerate until firm. At least two hours or overnight.

   11.  Unwrap the cookie dough

 This picture is totally deceiving, I thought this would work, but in reality it didn't. 
I dumped it upside down, and then pulled on one of the corners.

   12.  Slice into 1/4 inch slices

   13.  Slice the dough into triangles.

Mr. wanted to get in on the fun too


14.  Put sugar into baggie and using rolling pin, or spoon or whatever to crush them a little smaller (you don't have to do this, but I figured since the cookies were so small that the sugar would be too big, in reality it wasn't so this step isn't totally necessary, but didn't realize that till after I crushed it, so I'm sharing my wealth of knowledge)

  Please ignore my chipping nail polish...there was no way to take this picture without showing you my nails, 
don't worry I took off the polish just after this picture was taken.

   15.  Dip one side of the cookie into the sanding sugar.

Okay let's get real for a second...this method takes WAY  too long, but it makes for a good picture right? In reality this is how I did it:

I took the whole row, put in sugar

Place on cookie sheet and then separate

and there you have it!

   16.  Bake for 7 to 10 minutes (I baked mine for 7 minutes 30 seconds). Cool on a cooling rack.

   17.  Enjoy!

 Yep I put this on a paper plate, I didn't have any cute Halloween plates, and I knew that I would probably never remember to bring my plate home with me...

Bet your wondering what we are for Halloween? You'll have to wait till Wednesday to find out! Now go out and make some cookies!


  1. these are so awesome sarah! i love them, they are so cute i feel like i would quickly pop so many in my mouth :-)

  2. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try this on my own.