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Candy Corn Cookies Recipe

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Get a head start on these buttery cookies by shaping and chilling the homemade dough ahead of time. When you're ready, just slice and bake the tricolor treats.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Yellow and orange paste food coloring

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies: 165 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Divide dough in half. Tint one portion yellow. Divide remaining dough into two-thirds and one-third portions. Color the larger portion orange; leave smaller portion white.
  3. Shape each portion of dough into two 8-in. logs. Flatten top and push sides in at a slight angle. Place orange logs on yellow logs; push the sides in at a slight angle. Top with white logs; form a rounded top. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 4 hours or until firm.
  4. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Candy Corn Cookies in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p17


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bwebber84 User ID: 5639001 81182
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"So easy to cut after the log is shaped! This type of sugar cookie is one of my favorites and it looks so cute! Neighbors, coworkers, family, friends - everyone loves the look and taste of these! I've made them for several years now!"

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s_pants User ID: 174050 73682
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I shaped the dough somewhat while in the log, but had better luck at individually shaping each cookie once it was on the cookie sheet. These were really cute; not very difficult to make just a little more time consuming."

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KScales User ID: 3262967 31343
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Thanks for catching our error - but we apologize for it. The cookies should be sliced 1/4-in. thick. It will be corrected here soon.

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poconogal User ID: 3651743 126004
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"These cookies are so cute. There is a typo. You need to cut them 1/4 inch slices to get 5 dozen cookies."

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poconogal User ID: 3651743 81180
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"These cookies are so cute. It must be a typo error. The cookie recipe should read cut 1/4 inch in order to get 5 dozen cookies."

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Scheirmad User ID: 6254694 55864
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"So cute--super easy!! They're perfect for an October bake sale!"

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jocojoma User ID: 622959 73681
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"These are a hit with my co-workers around halloween. The cookies do spread out a bit during baking, so I add a spoonful more flour. This helps stop the spreading without changing the yummy taste. Excellent halloween cookie!"

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sherex5 User ID: 5083529 88904
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"It was fairly simple and turned out great. They do spread out a lot when you bake them so leave a lot of room. I would probably make the logs longer next time so that my cookies wouldn't turn out so big. Easy and fun and good!"

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ndetwiler User ID: 3711358 33000
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"These cookies were cute and delicious. However, it was kind of time consuming to color all the dough and shape it into the logs. Slicing the cookies was definitely the easy part! This recipe is also in a T.O.H. cookbook and it says to cut them into 1/4 inch slices. I like the ornament idea and might try it this Christmas."

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ramsaych6 User ID: 1328546 89630
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"I'm also confused by the 8" long logs. Should it have been 18" long. The cookies were fun to make, but were the size of my palm."

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