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Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

Nibble away on sweet cookies that make you think you're eating candy.

Ingredients

Butter Cookie Dough

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Cookie Glaze

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • More milk as needed
  • Yellow and orange food colorings

Instructions

  1. Butter Cookie Dough: Combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg yolk in medium bowl.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  3. Cover; refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Roll dough on floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out 3-inch candy corn shapes from dough.
  6. Place cutouts on ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  8. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  9. Cookie Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar and 4 tablespoons milk in small bowl.
  10. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons more milk as needed to make a medium-thick, pourable glaze.
  11. Place racks over wax paper-lined baking sheets.
  12. Divide Cookie Glaze into thirds; place in separate small bowls.
  13. Tint 1/3 glaze with yellow food coloring and 1/3 with orange food coloring.
  14. Leave remaining glaze white.
  15. Spoon glazes over cookies to resemble candy corn.
  16. Let stand until glaze is set.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker


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