Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Candy Corn Cookies

Are you a fan of those waxy little Halloween candies known as candy corns? My family seems to find them addicting. I've bought several bags of the stuff (must be Brach's brand) for recipes this year and they keep disappearing. Here's a cookie recipe that copies the look of this candy: Candy Corn Cookies.

This is a really SIMPLE recipe that uses Betty Crocker pre-made cookie mix. You can ABSOLUTELY use your own very favorite homemade sugar cookie dough for this. I used this quickie method to try it out...

That's all you need...

The dough gets divided up into three clumps. Color one clump orange and another one with chocolate. Press the three layers into a loaf pan and refrigerate for a bit.

Slice the firmed-up loaf of dough into thin slices and then cut neatly into wedges.

Place your wedges onto a cookie sheet. Leave room to grow.

The finished product. Ok, so mine don't have yellow... they have brown instead. I suppose you could make a yellow layer instead of a chocolate layer if you really want them to match. But I have seen some candy corns with that brown layer too. And with these you get the added bonus of a little chocolate in your candy corn cookie.

If you're looking for a really delicious candy corn cookie, I'd mix up your best sugar cookie recipe and use that to create these cookies. The flavor in these was ok... but it definitely had that 'packaged mix' flavor and wasn't a big culinary flavor discovery or anything.

That being said, this is the perfect "bake-sale" cookie for a fall festival. And for that, the Betty Crocker mix works just fine. Tuck a few candy corns into a baggie with a couple of candy corn cookies, and it might just be a big seller!

And be sure to hide the candy corns from your family or they might begin to disappear!

This recipe can be found HERE.

76 comments:

HoneyB said...

I'm sure kids (even the college kids!) would love these! They are so cute!

Manggy said...

I haven't tasted candy corn before, but those cookies look really good! Clever use of the dough, I can't stop smiling over here! :)

Debbie said...

What a great idea! My son would love these...so cute....

Stacey Snacks said...

What beautiful cookies, even though candy corn is my least favorite of all Halloween candies.
My teeth hurt just looking at these!
Trick or Treat!

Sara said...

These are adorable, you have great ideas for Halloween. I happen to have a weakness for sugar cookies.

We Are Not Martha said...

Cutest idea ever!! LOVE sugar cookies AND candy corn, so definitely need to make these!

Sues

Carrie said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea!

Jon said...

Only you could find a way to make somthing as awful as candy corn look delicious.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Thats the cutest thing I ever seen! A nice project for my Grandaughter and I!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a cute idea! We always make sugar cookies for Halloween. The rest of the family loves candy corn, but I hate it. It tastes like wax to me. These would be much better!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

What a great idea!

April said...

Very cute!

Cathy said...

OK, this is a must bake. My grandchildren would love me to pieces if I made these for them. We have to have candy corn on Halloween.

Maria said...

Cute Cute Cookies!! Perfect for this time of year.

Katy said...

GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bunny said...

I've got to make these, they would look so nice on a cookie tray. And the best part is they look easy!

Amy said...

Well, if this isn't the CUTEST idea I've ever seen!!! How very clever and adorable!! I absolutely love this idea - thank you for sharing!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Lori said...

Oh my gosh! How cute! These are so perfect for Halloween gifts. This is such a creative idea, such a simple thing that looks amazing!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Those are freakin' adorable!!!!!!!! Love them!

Emily said...

Oh cute! What a great idea!

Kristen said...

I think this is a brilliant idea! I love it! And so simple too, which I am all about these days.

Joy the Baker said...

Absolutely lovely! And so easy too! This is just great! Happy Halloween!

Deborah said...

these are too cute!!

cakewardrobe said...

These would be perfect to pass around at the office! Soo ADOR!!!

Helene said...

I never had a candy corn before. Those cookies are so cute.

KSmith said...

This is going to be a great activity for my middle school foods class to make. I have enjoyed your site.

www.world-of-foods.blogspot.com

jain said...

these are darling, cute idea~

Hillary said...

I love the way you made these - very smart! And while I hate candy corn itself, I think these cookies are adorable and definitely worth making.

Snooky doodle said...

wow this are super nice :)

Melanie said...

How cute are those??? I love this idea. Thanks for sharing! I'd also go for the chocolate layer, too...

Jennifer said...

What a good idea!!!! I hadn't ever thought to do that...

You and I are very similar in our experiments...I'm going to subscribe to your blog so that I can keep feeding off of your ideas!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Lori, I love these. And you make it look so simple to make. I have a candy corn lover in the family. This will be a special surprise for him. Thanks.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Such a cool idea and very easy technic! They're amazing!

Aggie said...

Love this! These cookies are too cute!

Isa said...

So pretty! And so easy too! Thanks for sharing this great - and very festive recipe! =D

valleywriter said...

Great explanation of how to do this. I've seen similar recipes elsewhere, but with no pictures to illustrate how to make the wedges, I just couldn't wrap my brain around it. Now I get it! Thanks for helping those of us visual learners! :-)

Candace said...

This is one of the cutest cookies I've ever seen... what a great idea!

Robin Sue said...

Hi Lori- My kids saw these on Tastespotting and screamed for me to make them. These are very cute and you made it so simple to understand how to make them. Thanks!! Great Pictures.

Leslie said...

Very cute idea! Love them for Halloween!

Patsyk said...

Those are adorable! We can't seem to keep the candy corns in the house either! I think my husband got us all addicted to them when I was pregnant both times! Each time I'd eat some, they would kick like crazy. :)

Meg said...

Awesome! These look like they are so fun to make!

Steph said...

Those are the cutest cookies I have ever seen, seriously!

Michelle said...

Clever idea!! How cute!

Heather said...

oh my goodness!!! how adorable! they look just like candy corn :)

That Girl said...

So cute! But I'm a bigger fan of the mellow creme pumpkins, so next time you'll have to turn them into cookies.

noble pig said...

These are so dang cute, you know I love them.

VeggieGirl said...

Before reading this post, I thought maybe you just made a batch of sugar cookies with candy corn baked in them or something; but no!! You made candy-corn SHAPED cookies!!! Brilliant as always, RecipeGirl!! :0)

Grace said...

these are terrific, but since candy corn is my favorite candy (and i can't for the life of me figure out why), i'd have to choose the candy over the cookies. :)

Katrina said...

Cute! Love the idea of slicing and cutting into triangle wedges!
Candy corn is good, but for some reason only at this time of year. And yes, it must be Brachs!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Lori those are just to cute and so so easy to make. I might try my hand at this recipe. I happen to have some sugar cookie dough pouches i need to use.

Sharon said...

I'm absolutely addicted to candy corn - the real thing and things that look like it! :)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

So cute!

Lauren said...

that is a very smart way of doing it, in the loaf pan like that- brill!

Alexa said...

Can you help out at my son's halloween party? Your ideas are so much fun!

Ivy said...

What a clever idea!!

CookiePie said...

Adorable cookies!!

Veronica said...

Oh yummy! The colors that you were able to get are fabulous. I'm not a big fan of candy corn...but I love sugar cookies-these look great!

Dawn said...

Oh aren't you a clever little cutie!
How fabulous is that? I love this!!!!

LyB said...

I loooove candy corn! Those cookies are too cute! :)

the southern hostess said...

How cute are these?! Great idea!

Half Baked said...

Those are adorable! great idea!!!

susan said...

oh my goodness!!! those look soo AMAZING! :)

Jenny said...

Too cute! Gotta make these for my crazy boys! Love it!

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh.. thia really is brilliant! mI can't believe I have never seen this in a magazine. :) You did a wonderful job.. my daughter loves candy corn and would love me forever if I made these cookies for her!

Rosie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Rosie x

nicole said...

That is such a cute idea. Perfect for Halloween.

Sophie said...

These are too cute! I'm in the mood to bake Halloween cookies. Oh, and I like the candy corn with brown! :)

Laurin said...

I've never seen these before. What a cute idea. I didn't even notice the colors were different until you mentioned it. I'm making these for a party tomorrow!

sliceofsueshe said...

wow, that is so creative! for someone who doesn't like candy corn, this would be a cool way to eat it. ;-P

Ginger said...

Thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe for candy corn cookies .Can't wait to try them!
hugs ginger

white on rice couple said...

You are sheer genius!!! You need to write a book on Halloween treats! I feel like a giggly kid again seeing these cookies!

Megan said...

I must bake these for the Halloween party at the Y. Perfect!!!

Janna said...

I love these! I made some last year, but I made orange shortbread cookies and dipped one end in dark chocolate and the other in white chocolate. These look easier!

OhioLair said...

Fun, and colorful. I ended up tossing my second batch into the mixer instead of using the hand kneeding, was muvh easier. Although My chocolate parts were a little too crumbly (ok I tried to infuse too much chocolate) and I ended up making them alternating with the chocolate at the top on some and the bottom of others to aleviate waste! YUM! And they look clever too!

alexandra's kitchen said...

this is amazing! I binge on candy corn at least once-a-Halloween season, but I would be much happier with a candycorn cookie. I wouldn't feel ill after eating them for one, and they most definitely would be more satisfying. How festive!

Scott said...

My kids LOVE candy corn, they're going to freak-out when I show them these. Thanks for sharing.