Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

Are you looking for that perfect, last minute Halloween treat to make? I came across these adorable sugar cookies on a fun blog that I follow. Tina over at Mommy’s Kitchen had them as a feature on her site this month.

You can make these cookies using your favorite sugar cookie recipe, or you can just purchase the refrigerated dough from your supermarket. Here is the recipe that I used (and I doubled it):

Ingredients:

3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ sup butter, room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

½ cup sour cream

Preparation:

Into a bowl, sift together the sifted flour, baking soda, and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Beat for 2 minutes. Add sour cream and half of the sifted dry ingredients; beat 1 minute. Stir in remaining dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in thirds. Add orange food coloring to one of the portions, and yellow to another.

Line an 8-inch square pan with waxed paper and press yellow dough in the bottom.

Next, press the orange dough on top of the yellow dough.

Then press the plain white dough on top. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Pull the dough out of the baking dish, and cut into ¼ inch thick slices.

Cut the slices into triangles, and place on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. My cookies came out perfect at 8 minutes.
Happy Halloween!

5 comments:

Sara said...

we loved the ones that we made and the girls loved helping! I think that this will be a yearly tradition added onto our owl cookies

Emmy said...

Cute! Thanks for the great instructions too.. I think without the pictures I would have messed it up.

Sweet and Savory said...

The kids in my class would flip over these.

Kick-It Marketing said...

Cutest cookies. I made these with the kids when we did our traditional halloween cookie cutter cookies and gave them to our neighbors, they loved them too. Thanks for the cute ideas.

katies language cafe said...

I saw these in your sidebar and I am pinning this one! How adorable and my kids are going to love them! Would you please come link this up to my recipe link up? these are amazing! ~~katie http://www.katieslanguagecafe.com/2012/10/french-cuisine-friday-recipe-link-up-2.html