Candy Corn Cookies
Nothing says Fall like candy corn. I admit that I am not a huge fan of the overly sweet sugary snack but I still cant resist buying a bag every Fall. Maybe it's the beautiful bright colors that attract me to this Halloween treat or maybe it's because it reminds me of my childhood - either way, I can't seem to get through the season without it.
What could be better than this bright pop of Fall color to spruce up an ordinary snack?
I also like to use it to decorate the house. I sprinkle it around candles that are nestled in the glass jars that sit on my mantle to create a festive Fall look.
Candy corn - it looks so beautiful and festive but I don't love the taste. What a dilemma. It has to be good for something other than adding color to snack mixes and candle jars. Fortunately, I found a way to solve this less than momentous quandary - tiny candy corn cookies! I wish that I could take credit for this super creative Fall cookie idea but the truth is that the inspiration (and the recipe) came from PBS.org. (I didn't even know that they had recipes on their website until recently.) I'm not really sure what these cookies have to do with PBS but they are super cute and really yummy and completely addicting.
Candy Corn Cookies
2 sticks butter, softened
1.5 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 cups flour
red food coloring
orange food coloring
Add the orange coloring to one of the dough pieces.
Place the orange dough on top (pat down firmly) followed by the yellow dough.
There are so many fun and creative ways to serve these tiny treats. I took pictures of a few of my ideas but I had some other ideas that never got implemented. A mason jar filled with these tiny treats would make a great Fall gift when presenting to a well deserving teacher or a neighbor.
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