Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Happy Halloween ~ Candy Corn Cookies

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Halloween ~ Candy Corn Cookies

I saw this recipe for Candy Corn Cookies at the The Recipe Girl, they were so darn cute I had to make them. I am always on a hunt for a new holiday cookie recipe, especially since Halloween was right around the corner. I thought this would be the perfect treat to make. This recipe was really easy to prepare since it utilizes the Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix. The hardest part of the recipe for me, was kneading the food coloring into the dough. I did get it all over my hands, but no worry it washes right off with soap and water. When I first saw this recipe I thought "to cute" I was so excited seeing those little candy corn cookies. Funny thing is I just noticed the other day that these are the same candy corn cookies on my Kraft Calender right on my refrigerator ugh how did i miss these!

Thank goodness Lori blogged about this recipe on her site or i would of never noticed the recipe on my calender. It must be all the paperwork from school I have attached. LOL I would of missed out on making this fun treat for my kiddos. I made my cookies to look exactly like the little yellow and orange candy corns. You can also make it just like Lori's recipe utilizing chocolate instead of the yellow layer to look like the Harvest Candy Corns. My cookies ended up being mini candy corn cookies, only because i did not read the directions correctly and ended up using a 8x8 inch glass pan instead of a loaf pan so don't make the same mistake as me. oh well that's what i get for not reading and jumping right in with excitement. I did not have any handy helpers today, but they sure were there when they came out of the oven and gave me their stamp of approval. Here are a few pictures of the cookie making process.

Now dont do what i did and that was not read the directions correctly. It states to use a loaf pan and I used a 8x8 inch pan. I dont know why i did that the dough needs to sit in a loaf pan or you will end up with tiny cookies. Mixed in yellow food coloring for the bottom layer

then orange for the middle and regular cookie dough for the top and final layer.


Let sit in the refrigerator for 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Remove dough from pan. Cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices.


Cut each rectangle into 6 or 7 triangular wedges


Lay on ungreased cookie sheet. (I greased mine just a bit) Bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes watch carefully so the white part doesn't turn to brown.

Cool on wire rack


and munch away. These were so fun to make. Next time i think i will do the harvest candy corns and add the chocolate layer just to see what they taste like. These were so yummy.



Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

2 - pouches (1 lb. 1.5oz) Betty crocker sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup butter, each pouch (melted)
2 large eggs
orange paste food color (or yellow/red food coloring mixed together)
also just plain yellow food coloring (for regular candy corn cookies) or
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled slightly (for the harvest candy corns)

Line an 8x4-inch loaf pan with waxed paper, extending paper over sides of pan. In medium bowl, stir cookie mixes, butter and eggs until soft dough forms. On work surface, place 1½ cups of dough. Knead desired amount of orange coloring into dough until color is uniform. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan. Divide remaining dough in half. Gently press one half of remaining dough into pan on top of orange dough. On work surface, knead chocolate into remaining dough until color is uniform or yellow food coloring if making the regular candy corn cookies. Press over plain dough in pan, pressing gently to edge of pan. Refrigerate 1½ to 2 hours or until firm. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove dough from pan. Cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices. If needed, trim slightly to make perfect rectangles. Cut each rectangle into 6 or 7 triangular wedges. un greased cookie sheet, place wedges 1-inch apart. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set and edges are very light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container.


**Watch time when cookies are baking. If they bake too long, the white layer will turn a shade of light brown and the cookies will be too crispy. You want it to stay a nice, light color.

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20 comments:

Jess said... #

Those are so cute!!! I'm going to have to hurry up and make those!!

Joan said... #

Hey Tina, I made these too! I guess I should have taken some pics! Yours turned out really cute.
Your blog looks so cute and I love that slide show with your kiddos. Looks like you guys had fun.

Jess said... #

Those are cute! :) Love the new look. http://mommacookscooking.blogspot.com

VG said... #

How gorgeous! Happy Halloween to you and your family Tina.

RecipeGirl said... #

These look great! The real ones w/ the yellow look good. Thanks for the mention :)

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Jess, I left a comment on you blog that doggie costume was just to cute. There is still time to make the cookies for the girls.

Hi Joan werent those cookies really good. My kids loved them.

Hi Jess thanks for the compliment, i am off to check out your site again. Happy Halloween.

VG Happy Halloween to you to. I think the cookies turned out so pretty.

Lori thanks for posting the recipe they were so fun to make.

*Priscilla* said... #

i saw those on her site too, they are so cute! these look so good! yummy!

Jess said... #

Those are really cute, I've seen them somewhere else.

U have an award here

Heather said... #

I'm glad you posted your pictures of the process, it makes it easier for baking newbies like myself to understand!

Live.Love.Eat said... #

Those look so cute and colorful. I would enjoy these more than the actual candy corns. Happy Halloween!!!!

HiHoOhio said... #

Oh too cute, may try that one!!

GroundedFitness said... #

those are so cute! i need to have some kids to get my creative juices flowing...

Kelly Turner
www.groundedfitness.com

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Hi Tina. I saw these on Lori's blog also. And yes, the recipe is great, the cookies come out looking so cool. I printed the recipe and I'll be saving it for next Halloween. I'm still trying to recover from all my "scary" baking I did this week. Great job.

Tiffany said... #

Very cute. Those would be a big hit with the little cookie monsters!

*Priscilla* said... #

hi tina, i have an award for you on my blog!

Theresa said... #

Love those cookies. Very cute!

*hannah* said... #

Oh my goodness these cookies are so cute! I love your blog! You have a very cute lil place!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, thanks for stopping by. I tell you, if you lived closer, I'd make that french toast just for you!

tam said... #

Hi Tina! Thanks for the nice comment! I would love it if you would join my blog-yes add me! I am adding your blog too. Your blog is very cute-nice work! I think the candy corn cookies are about the cutest halloween cookies I have ever seen-and they look yummy too!
Hope you are haing a nice weekend-looking forward to getting to know you!
~Tam

Maria said... #

Tina these are so cute, love them!

Maria
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