Candy Corn Butter Cookies


One of my favorite things about Halloween is all the fun treats!  These candy corn shaped cookies come together in a flash…. no rolling or cookie cutters involved!

Easy Candy Corn Butter Cookie recipe and tutorial at


You can’t think of Halloween with out candy corn coming to mind.  That funny little tri-colored candy that everyone either loves or hates.  I don’t think I know anyone who says “candy corn?  I can take it or leave it”….am I right?

Whether you love candy corn or not, you’re going to love these cute little candy corn inspired cookies.  They are super easy to make with your favorite sugar or butter cookie recipe dyed with a little food coloring, stacked in a loaf pan and cut into little triangles.

Easy Candy Corn Butter Cookies at

These Candy Corn Cookies would be fabulous as a Halloween gift, party favor, or desserts table treat.  You can get a head start on these buttery cookies by shaping and chilling the cookie dough ahead of time, then slice and bake the tricolor treats when you are ready!

This is also a great recipe or Halloween project to make with the kids.

Grab your mixer and apron and let’s get started!


Simply start with a batch of your favorite  sugar or butter cookie dough and divide it into thirds – if you have a kitchen scale you can use it to get them the same size, if not, just eye ball it 😉

Next you need to color your dough to look like candy corn.   Return 1/3 of your dough back to your mixer and add a little yellow gel color (I used Wilton Lemon Yellow), another 1/3 with orange (I used Wilton Orange) and the last 1/3 you can either leave plain for a traditional white, orange and yellow candy corn, or you can color with Wilton Brown Gel Color, OR you can melt 1 ounce of semi sweet chocolate and mix that into your dough for the brown, orange and yellow candy corn like I did!

How to make Candy Corn Butter Cookies at

Once you have all of your dough colored, line a loaf pan with plastic wrap.  Take the white or brown (which ever you are using) dough and press it evenly into the bottom of the loaf pan.  Then press orange dough over the white/brown, and lastly, press the yellow over the orange.  Fold plastic wrap over dough and chill in refrigerator for at least two hours.

After dough has chilled for a few hours, remove from pan and plastic wrap.

Heat oven to 350°.

Cut dough brick into 1/4 inch slices, then cut each slice into 6-7 wedges. Place 1-inch apart onto parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are slightly browned. Cool for just 1 minute, then immediately place warm cookies in bowl of sugar to coat. Place cookies on cooling rack to cool completely.

How to make Candy Corn Cookies at

Enjoy!!!  I love how quick and easy these cookie are and don’t they turn out just adorable?!

Easy Candy Corn Sugar Cookies from

So tell me…..are you a candy corn lover or hater?

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These candy corn shaped cookies come together in a flash…. no rolling or cookie cutters involved! Candy Corn Butter Cookie recipe and tutorial at
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39 Responses to “Candy Corn Butter Cookies”

  1. Lisa posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:07 am (#)

    I don’t like it. At all. I’m convinced that the same people that like fruitcake, like candy corn. There must be some that do!

    These cookies are a great idea. And they taste much better than what they’re modeled after.

    • Victoria replied on October 23rd, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Sorry…I’m a huge lover of candy corn, but can’t choke down fruitcake! :) Please don’t lump me in with THOSE crazy people that DO like fruitcake! :)

  2. Claire @ A Little Claireification posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:14 am (#)

    GMTA! :) I like that you used a brown layer instead of white – so pretty! WIll have to mix some of those in with the rest of my loaf I still have to bake! So much yummier than real candy corn! xo

  3. Mercedes posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:14 am (#)

    These are so cute and I love how simple they are to make!

  4. Mique posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:38 am (#)

    These are adorable Cheryl!!

  5. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:45 am (#)

    I love everything related to candy corn! These cookies are perfect … sugar cookies without rolling … dipping them in sugar just tips them over the edge :)

  6. Vicki Bensinger posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:53 am (#)

    Cheryl this is such a fun recipe to create. I love your tutorial as well, so now I can visually see just what I need to do. Great recipe that I’ll definitely be making soon. Thanks for sharing.

  7. amy @ Living Locurto posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 am (#)

    These look amazing! Great job!

  8. Jesi posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:28 am (#)

    Oh these are so cute! I do like candy corn in small quantities! I have a feeling I could eat a bunch of these though!

  9. Leigh Anne posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:48 am (#)

    Total candy corn fan here! So cute and love the little size

  10. capturing joy with kristen duke posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:32 am (#)

    so stinkin adorable!!

  11. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:39 am (#)

    These are so cute!

  12. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:43 am (#)

    I love it! My girls will have so much fun making these cookies! Thanks for sharing, Cheryl! Pinned!

  13. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on October 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm (#)

    hahaha now that’s a candy corn that I could enjoy!

  14. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme posted on October 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm (#)

    I am such a candy corn lover! I have to hide it from myself so I won’t eat the whole package. Love these adorable candy corn cookies, too!

  15. Kendra posted on October 16, 2013 at 8:06 pm (#)

    LOVE candy corn but more than 2 handfuls and I get a sugar high head ache! :)

  16. Amy posted on October 17, 2013 at 5:28 am (#)

    The end product looks far more complicated than the method you have shown, these look great! Being in the UK I haven’t had the chance to try these but I am pretty sure I would love them…

  17. Marion posted on October 17, 2013 at 9:59 am (#)

    How many does this make?

    • TidyMom replied on October 17th, 2013 at 10:33 am

      well, it depends on how much your cookie recipe makes. I did not count how many I ended up with – but I would guess I got about 60-70 cookies – you get about 7 per slice and I probably got 8-10 slices from the loaf.

  18. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective posted on October 17, 2013 at 6:47 pm (#)

    So cute! Love these cookies, Cheryl!

  19. Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner posted on October 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm (#)

    The cookies look great and so festive! Also, wanted to say that I enjoyed your talk at BBC last weekend. Lots of great tips… have a wonderful weekend.

  20. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm (#)

    These are awesome!! I think I could eat them as quickly as candy corn – they’d be gone in an instant.

  21. shamene@sayitwithcake posted on October 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm (#)

    Wow what an awesome idea!! I love it!! pinning!

  22. claire posted on October 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm (#)

    Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

  23. Leah Williams posted on October 20, 2013 at 8:52 pm (#)

    These look great! I want to make them for my halloween party this weekend!
    Question: you say to cut the loaf in 1/4″ slices, but the slices in the picture look much thicker than that.. Will 1/4″ be thick enough for the cookies to turn out the way yours have? Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

    • TidyMom replied on October 21st, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      1/4-1/2″ is fine

  24. Chelsea Day posted on October 22, 2013 at 9:57 am (#)

    Love it! If you haven’t linked up yet, come share your project on Teach Me Tuesday

  25. Victoria posted on October 23, 2013 at 10:28 am (#)

    LOVE candy corn! Also, love the colors of it! Just printed this and will try soon! :) Thanks!

  26. kim posted on October 24, 2013 at 6:09 am (#)

    Do you think these would turn out by really cheating and using the refrigerated sugar cookie dough?

  27. Bridget posted on October 25, 2014 at 10:44 am (#)

    Just made these cookies and they did not come out as cute as yours. How did you get the colors so bright/vibrant after baking? The yellow and orange raw dough ended up fading for me! I don’t know what happened. They looked really cute prior to placing them in the oven. :)

    • TidyMom replied on October 26th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      hmmm, that’s interesting and I have no idea.  did you use the gel food colors? or liquid?


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