I’m so excited to post the cutest little Halloween cookies ever! I found these Candy Corn Cookies in a Taste of Home magazine and couldn’t believe how cute they were! I had to make them! They were really easy, and pretty tasty. Give yourself enough time to prepare if you make them because you need to chill the dough overnight in the fridge, before they bake.
So how is everyones October so far? Ours has been fun. Busy busy, yet fun. Every Halloween it has been a tradition of ours to host a Halloween party. Kale and I had one the first year we were married. It was so much fun, that we have hosted them every year, up until last year. I was so sick being pregnant with Kallen that there was NO WAY I was throwing one! So luckily, my older sister Tiffany had one instead!! It was sooo much fun 🙂 The funnest part is seeing what everyone is going to show up as. We all try to keep it a secret until the party, and then as everyone arrives we all die laughing!
Candy Corn Cookies
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest
1/8 tsp salt
3 cups flour (all purpose)
1/2 tsp baking soda
red food dye
yellow food dye
1/2 cup sugar for dusting
Beat your butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Add lemon juice and lemon zest, egg and salt. Beat until well mixed. Add the flour and baking soda until well mixed. Divide the dough evenly into thirds. Line a loaf pan with tinfoil and press one third of the dough mixture evenly into the pan. With the next third place in a bowl and add the red and yellow dye to make orange (look at directions on food dye package). Then press the orange dough on top of the white dough evenly. With the last third of dough, place in a bowl and dye yellow. Then press evenly over the orange dough. Cover the loaf pan tightly with tinfoil and let chill in the fridge overnight, or atleast 3 to 4 hours. (Dough needs to be very firm)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take the loaf pan and turn upside to remove the dough. Then place on a cutting board and cutting widthwise, cut a 1/2 inch slice off. Then cut each slice into 6 wedges. Place as many wedges as you can fit on a baking sheet (ungreased) atleast one inch apart. (They are pretty small wedges, so you can fit quite a bit on one cookie sheet) Bake for 7-9 minutes. When they are done, immediately toss cookies into the sugar to dust, then place on a cooling rack. ENJOY 🙂
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6 thoughts on “Candy Corn Cookies”
What a super neat idea! Great for halloween parties!
I feel so priveleged that I was able to sample these great- delectable cookies. So nummy!
Those have to be the cutest food item i have ever seen!Love em! Good job!
I ALWAYS miss the annual Halloween party. I haven’t been to ONE yet. How unfortunate. Maybe next year! CUTE cookies.
Oh my! These cookies are so cute, I can barely stand it!
Dough is chilling as we speak. I added about 1/8 tsp of vanilla to it and I can’t wait to send them to my husband’s work halloween party. Such a cute idea!!