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Candy Corn Cookies!

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My aunt and uncle, who live in Wisconsin, are coming to dinner tomorrow at my sister's house. I am always so excited to see them since we don't get to very often. They are just the nicest people but really, my mother's whole family is like that. Anyway, I told my sister that I would bring dessert and so I baked my favorite sugar cookie recipe.  But I have been wanting to try this technique ever since I saw it on Pinterest and it turned out to be fairly easy and very cute! 




Step 1: First make you favorite sugar cookie recipe and separate the dough into thirds. Place each third into its own bowl. In one bowl add red and yellow food coloring to make orange (my dough used 12 drops of yellow and 4 drops of red), in the second bowl add yellow food coloring to make your desired color (I used 6 drops), and leave the third one uncolored.

Step 2: Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap and blob your orange on it. Using the wrap, flatten the dough and form it into a rectangle. Mine was about 1/2 inch-3/4 inch thick.  It's ok if it's not perfect.  You can trip the edges later. Wrap it completely and chill overnight (or in the freezer like I did).  Do the same with the other dough thirds so that they are all relatively the same size and thickness. Each should be wrapped in its own wrap. Chill until very stiff.


Step 3: Flour your board. Unwrap dough slabs and layer them in this order: Yellow-Orange-Uncolored. Press down to seal up the layers. You will have something that looks like this:



Step 4:  Using a very sharp knife, slice as in the picture above.  My slices were about a 1/2 inch thick. Then slice off the first edge at an angle and begin making triangles.



Step 5:  Lay them on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with white cookie decorating sugar to make them sparkle if you wish. I wished. Bake according to your recipe.

They don't all come out perfectly but that's ok!  They are cute and fun and would be easy to do for a fall or Halloween celebration.






I'll post the recipe tomorrow!  It is the BEST recipe ever and it makes so much dough that I usually freeze it in thirds so we always have cookie dough for rolling/cutting cookies.

Oh and remember to check back this week for my giveaway!
Cheers!
Jenny


33 comments:

  1. The look wonderful and delicious! Good job!

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  2. I pinned this great recipe. Thanks for the awesome idea. I am so doing these for my halloween party!!

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  4. These look so good!! Thanks for sharing, I think I'll make these for a bake sale I have next week!

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  5. These are really pretty! Found you at tip junkie!

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  6. I love your cookies, I saw them while I was linking up my own candy corn bear tutorial at Vintage Wannabee. I would love for you to share them at my weekly linky, it runs Fri-Monday. I just love fall and Halloween craft and food ideas.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/09/halloween-diy-trash-2-treasure-bear.html

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  7. oh my gosh, that is awesome! and they look delicious, too.

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  8. I saw this on pinterest too - yours turned out so cute! I may just have to try this out. :)
    Stopping by from the HIH Soiree Linkup!
    http://keeleymcguire.blogspot.com

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  9. My favorite! Can't wait to try this! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  10. Adorable. I bet they taste much better than the actual candy corns. I'd love for you to link up to my linky party. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/09/will-craft-forfun.html

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  11. These are adorable! I want to reach right through the computer and eat one! Thanks for sharing; I may have to try this with my little crafter. :) He hates chocolate but looooves sugar cookies, so it would be a good alternative to the Halloween candy he doesn't like to eat.

    amy
    oneartmama.blogspot.com

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  12. These are great! I'd love it if you could post them on my Candy Corn Craft linky I put up on my blog today. Here is the link:

    http://bingecrafter.blogspot.com/2011/09/something-corny.html


    Visiting from Blue Cricket & now following!

    Angela
    bingecrafter.blogspot.com

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  13. They look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would love for you to link up with us.
    http://www.thesasselife.com/2011/09/link-party-3.html
    Hope to see you there
    Kim

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  14. Yummy! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  15. Just wanted to let you know that I featured these on my blog today; come grab a button! :)

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-for-crafts-challenge-2.html

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  16. Found you on Happy Hour Freestyle Friday, loving this post! I'm a new follower, stop by and say Hi if you get a chance http://wedemeyerfamily.blogspot.com

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  17. They are so cute. I saw them last year on a blog, but never got to make them!
    Thanks for the reminder!

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  18. How cute are these? Clever chef you are!

    Thank you SO very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesday.

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  19. That's so awesome!!! Love it..! and will "borrow" this one :)

    *found you from T&J*

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  20. Yummy! And how cute & festive is this! Great job! Thank you very much for sharing this @ Show & Share!

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  21. I've made these the past couple of years and they're always a big hits with my kids' classes. I love these. You did a great job. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/09/sweet-indulgences-sunday-22.html

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  22. I am so happy to see candy corn popping up and these cookies are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your post at Savvy HomeMade Monday and I hope you will stop by and party again!

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  23. I am featuring your candy corn sugar cookies in my first-day-of-fall compilation for Social Saturdays! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing last week. I hope to see you again at this week's party! :)

    Jamie
    day-and-age-design.com

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  24. Cute and yummy! So much FUN! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  25. These are so cute! I've got to make some :)

    btw, I'm a new follower!

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  26. These are ADORABLE! Soo cute and they look delish!

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  27. I love this tutorial on how to make the candy corn cookies! I am going to post about your blog on mine!!!! Get you some more followers!!!!! Big Prim Hugs Casey

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