Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Candy Corn Cookies

I saw these cookies on The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle and I just thought they were so cute.  I was dying to make them.  I also loved reading her information about this recipe because it is a "flawed" recipe.  You are supposed to color 1/3 of the dough yellow, 1/3 orange and leave the other 1/3 uncolored or white.  The problem with this is that when you slice them into the triangles (see pictures at bottom of post) you would end up with every other cookie with a white tip and yellow bottom and every other cookie with a yellow tip and a white bottom.  Candy Corns always have yellow on the bottom, orange in the middle and white on the top.  So I thought it was a great idea to fix this problem by not dying the dough yellow at all, having top and bottom uncolored and the middle orange and then after they are baked, dipped the bottoms in melted yellow chocolate.  Genius!  Either way these are a super cute Halloween Treat!  Also these cookies are not overly sweet so having the added sweetness of the white chocolate is very yummy!



2 sticks of butter, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-2 cups of Yellow melting chocolate



Cream together sugar and butter. Add egg, vanilla, and milk. Whip until light and fluffy. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and add slowly to the wet ingredients until well incorporated. When the dough is formed, remove it from the bowl, and divide it into thirds. Tint one third of the dough orange (I used Wilton gel coloring) and leave the other two-thirds uncolored.

Afterward, line a 9×5 loaf pan with plastic wrap.(I had either a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 or a 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 loaf pan.  I opted for the 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 and it worked out perfectly)  Press one third of the white dough into a flat layer on the bottom. Next, add the orange dough on top creating the second layer. Finally, use the last of the white dough to make layer three. Cover the top with the overhanging plastic wrap, and chill, preferably overnight. Slice into “candy corns” (pictures below) and bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes.

Melt about 1-2 cups of yellow Candy Melts in the microwave.  Heat on high for 30 second intervals stirring inbetween until chocolate is melted and smooth.  I didn't have yellow candy melts so I use white chocolate chips and yellow food coloring.  You have to be very careful if you choose to do this because if the chocolate isn't at the exact right temperature then it will seize up when you add the food coloring.  The chocolate has to be at exactly 110 degrees on a candy thermometer before you can add the coloring.  It's actually not very easy.  I seized up the first two batches of chocolate that I used.  I found if you add a few capfuls of vegetable oil in the chocolate before the food coloring this helps to temper the chocolate.  I also don't think I got the right color doing it this way.  The yellow Candy Melts would've looked much better.  Anyway, after you have melted yellow chocolate dip the bottoms of each cookie into the chocolate then lay on a lined cookie sheet to harden.

1st layer white, 2nd layer orange
3rd layer white
Fold plastic wrap over top of dough and chill overnight
Slice 1/4 inch strips of dough
Then cut triangles but alternating between "v" and upside down "v" shapes
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Melt yellow chocolate and dip the bottoms of each cooled cookie
Let chocolate harden on a cookie sheet (I put mine in the refrigerator to speed up the process

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  1. So cute and seasonal! Love your dipping idea!

  2. Ooh! Candy Corn is the bomb and these cookies are so cute. These would definitely ship a lot easier than the Candy Corn Cupcakes I made :)!

  3. Beautiful cookies, and delicious I'm sure too! I'd love for you to link these at my party, Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  4. I love your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY tomorrow and share it with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  5. These are so stinkin' cute!!! I'm totally pinning this! Thanks for sharing .... and for stopping by Effie's Recipe Box and becoming a follower! I love your blog, so I had to follow back! :) Talk soon!
    Jade C. @ Effie's Recipe Box

  6. Those are adorable and so festive! Very clever. Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Sweet Swap!

  7. So cute! Your tutorial makes it look so easy -thanks for sharing!

  8. I would call you "Sweet Genius" on this recipe!! going to try it


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