Candy Corn Butter Cookies Are Easy and Party Perfect!

One of my favorite things about Halloween is all the fun treats!  Candy Corn Butter Cookies come together in a flash…. no rolling or cookie cutters involved!  Using a basic butter cookie dough and a little food coloring, and you have the perfect recipe for candy corn shaped cookies!! They are just as cute as the classic fall candy and party perfect!!

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Easy Candy Corn Butter Cookie recipe and tutorial at TidyMom.net

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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 TidyMom.net

 

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!

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How To Make Candy Corn Butter Cookies

(printable recipe at end of post)

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 eyeball 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 Cookies at TidyMom.net

Once you have all of your dough colored, line a loaf pan with plastic wrap.  Take the white or brown (whichever 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 the refrigerator for at least two hours.

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

How to make Candy Corn Butter Cookies at TidyMom.net

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 a 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 a bowl of sugar to coat. Place cookies on cooling rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!!!  I love how quick and easy these candy corn cookies are. Don’t they turn out just adorable?!

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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 TidyMom.net
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Candy Corn Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch of butter cookie dough
  • yellow gel food color
  • orange gel food color
  • brown gel food color
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. 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 eyeball it 😉
  2. 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!
  3. Once you have all of your dough colored, line a loaf pan with plastic wrap.  Take the white or brown (whichever 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 the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  4. After dough has chilled for a few hours, remove from pan and plastic wrap.
  5. Heat oven to 350°.
  6. Cut dough brick into 1/4 inch slices, then cut each slice into 6-7 wedges. Place 1-inch apart onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are slightly browned. Cool for just 1 minute, then immediately place warm cookies in a bowl of sugar to coat. Place cookies on cooling rack to cool completely
  8. Enjoy

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