Sunday, December 25, 2011

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies - Martha


I am guessing that when you hear candy corn cookies, you picture cookies, shaped and colored to look like candy corn.  They are adorable and I am sure take more work than I put into this easy recipe.  This is a quick, easy and delicious recipe.  You can make these in chocolate and plain.  I stayed away from the chocolate and made another recipe for them that was chocolate.

I made these for my class and I don't put a lot of effort in what I bake for them.  I would not consider them my most discerning judges.  It is usually, when I take a plate of goodies out, the cheers come.  This class is more picky than others, and don't even like peanut butter in cookies.  Mint and coconut are out, as well.  Even marshmallow is considered great.  This makes it easy for me.  They will get thumbprint cookies, chocolate and sugar cookies and some cake.

Candy Corn Cookies  (Sugar Cookies)

4 tablespoons margarine, very soft
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup egg beaters (in place of egg yolk)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
About 36 candy corns
Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Place margarine and sugar in a medium bowl; beat with a wooden spoon until combined. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Add flour, and mix until a dough forms.

Scoop out level teaspoons of dough, and roll into balls (chill dough briefly if it becomes too soft to handle). Place balls on baking sheets, 2 inches apart.

Bake10 to 12 minutes.  

Remove from oven; gently press a candy corn into center of each cookie (surface of cookies may crack slightly). I used two on each cookie because I could.

Cool on sheets 1 minute; transfer to a rack to cool completely.

This is the chocolate recipe.  I made that without the candy corn and it a good cookie.

Reduce the amount of flour given in the recipe to 1/2 cup. Add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder along with the flour in step 1, and proceed.

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4 comments:

  1. Beautiful looking cookies,I love the candy that you stick to the top:)

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  2. Love candy corn! These look great! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

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  3. These cookies look so good! I love the idea of using candy corn that way! Thank you for sharing them Chaya.

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