Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

Not long ago, some sweet friends invited us to a birthday lunch at Blue Bonnet Bakery, a local establishment that's been in business for almost 80 years. Not only do they have delicious lunches, but their baked goods are out of this world. While perusing the sweet treats, I saw the most adorable Candy Corn Sugar Cookies and I knew I had to duplicate them.
Here's what you need:
butter, confectioner's sugar, egg, vanilla, almond extract, flour, baking soda and cream of tartar
Start by sifting your confectioner's sugar into your butter and then cream together.
Beat in the egg followed by the vanilla and almond extracts.
In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.
Add into the creamed mixture and stir to incorporate.
Divide the dough in half.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
Roll out 1 of your dough portions between two sheets of waxed paper. It keeps the cookies tender and not over-floured. ( I had never done this before, but saw it online and loved the results. Normally, I roll out sugar cookies on floured surface.)
Using pizza cutter, create rectangles and then cut into triangles.
Using colored sugar, decorate the candy corn cookies with yellow, orange and white. I pushed down the tips of the candy corn a bit to make them more rounded. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes.
Cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar

In large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. In medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix into the creamed mixture. Divide dough in half.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a piece of dough in between two sheets of waxed paper and roll the dough into about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. For candy corns, use pizza cutter to make a rectangle and then cut into triangles. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake for about 8 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for five minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

I took these to my Women of Grace girls this week and they were so excited. The cookies were gobbled up and girls were smiling. And, in the words of Buddy the Elf, "Smiling's my favorite."

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26 comments:

  1. What a yummy and cute cookie for Halloween! Pinned and following! Love your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. How delicious! I can't wait to try theese out!

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  3. These are so cute! I would love to make them for my son to bring to school on Halloween.

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  4. I love candy corn but I think I would love these cute and delicious looking cookies even more. -------------- Shannon

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  5. Love these cookies! I love Candy Corn and will love these as well I am sure. Thanks for posting the recipe and directions!

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  6. Just adorable. Love that you used a pizza cutter. Cute idea!

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  7. These are so cute! We may be making these this year! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

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  8. Hi Nici,
    These are just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. I am going to try to make these for a party next weekend. I hope mine look as good as yours. Thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween!

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  10. They look great! I just love the look of candy corn. We made something similar (but with colored dough) and my kids loved them.

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  11. Not only are those adorable, but I know they taste just as good! My kids would go bonkers over these!!! Great post! xoxo jules

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  12. These are so cute! What a fun cookie... and easy! Thanks for sharing the sweetness at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  13. So cute! I bet they are delicious too!

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  14. Looking so good and delicious!
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  15. So cute! They look delicious too! Thanks for sharing at Keep Calm and Link Up!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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  16. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Yum!!!

    I am your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. :)
    http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/10/flaunt-it-friday-18.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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  18. These are the perfect dessert at any Holloween party. Thanks for sharing on Tout it Tuesday! Hope to see you this week.

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  19. What a cute and simple idea! I would have never thought to do this!

    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

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  20. This are so cute, and they look so yummy! I am a candy corn fanatic, and these are right up my alley. :) Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am always thrilled to have you. Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs

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  21. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-6.html

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  22. Such a simple and delightful Halloween treat. I love that it is from scratch. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes and I hope you'll return next week when we feature tailgating recipes. Pinned!

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