Friday, October 22, 2010

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies



These cookies are so cute, I was able to convince myself that even though I ate six right away, they are tiny and therefore too small to have calories worth counting. 


Right?


Exactly. I prefer to live in my happy world of denial, thank you.


I found these cookies on marthastewart.com, she has a ton of fun halloween recipes up right now.  These were so quick to make, they are great if you want to whip a halloween treat up quickly to take to dinner, or to send to school with your kids!




They are a basic sugar cookie recipe, with classic candy corn shoved in them.  Baking doesn't get much easier than these!




The original recipe can be found here and makes about 30 to 36 cookies. 


Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

  • 4 tbsp soft butter or margarine (or 1/2 a stick)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • approximately 3 dozen candy corn pieces
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper (I really do love parchment paper!)
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until well mixed and fluffy
  3. Add the egg yolk, vanilla, baking powder and salt, and continue beating until well mixed
  4. Add the flour and mix with a spoon until a soft dough forms
  5. Roll 1/2 tbsp of dough into a ball and set it on the prepared cookie sheet
  6. Repeat with remaining dough, placing the balls about 2 inches apart (so they don't spread into eachother)
  7. Bake for 8 - 12 minutes, or until the edges are firm (be sure to remove them before they start to turn golden brown)
  8. As soon as you remove a cookie sheet from the oven, carefully press a candy corn into the middle of each cookie
  9. Let cool, and Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Hailey, these look fantastic! The photos are very crispy and nicely composed! Great job.

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