Candy Corn Cookies
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 5 dozen
- 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
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
- 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 plain.
- 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 sides in at a slight angle. Top with plain logs, forming a slightly rounded top. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut dough into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake until set, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 83 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Sep 13, 2019
I've made these every year since the recipe first came out. I make them into 3 rolls (and a little less oven time) because they're so rich. Best tasting refrigerator cookie ever! I wind up eating them like potato chips...
Oct 30, 2018
These cookies are delicious. I had to look at a YouTube video to figure out how the cut strips would look like a candy corn. I would suggest TofH does its own video or make sure your cutting details are specific. Now they are perfect and delicious
Nov 10, 2017
I've been making these cookies since they first showed up in the magazine. They are a tradition in our house and oh so good.
Oct 26, 2017
I Didn't have any vanilla, so I threw in some honey and added like, a tbsp of peanut butter just because I was worried they would bland, even for sugar cookies. was really impressed by how they turned out! cooked perfectly for 10 minutes kids loved them! I made 'sandwich cookie' with orange candy melts in between
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!
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.
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.Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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.
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.
Oct 12, 2011
So cute--super easy!! They're perfect for an October bake sale!