You know how Amazon recommends products for you? Well, the other day, they recommended this candy corn cookie cutter and I don’t know why, but I was like YES! I do need that! I just knew my girls would love to make sugar cookies that looked like a candy corn…and you know what? They did!
So, if you’re looking for a fun Halloween project with your kids, we recommend this. Now, we didn’t just use any sugar cookie recipe…we used the absolute best! We used my cousin Casey’s grandmother’s recipe and it has always been my very favorite for cut out cookies. They are so, so, so good and quite simple to make. Enjoy!!
We were able to get 12 big candy corn cookies from this dough.
1 cup of sugar
1/2 a cup of butter flavored shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch of salt
2¼ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons milk
For the icing:
1/3 cup butter, softened
pinch of salt
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1½ teaspoons vanilla
orange and yellow food coloring, optional
orange and yellow sprinkles, optional
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray it with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat together your sugar and shortening. Beat in each egg followed by your vanilla and pinch of salt. Slowly beat in your flour. Finally, beat in your baking powder and your milk.
Cover your mixing bowl and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Dust your counter with just a bit of flour and place your dough on top. Using a rolling pin, roll out your dough. Take your cookie cutter and cut out your shapes before putting them on your prepared baking sheet.
When you’re ready to bake, pop your cookies in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.
Remove and cool completely before icing.
To make the icing, beat your butter, salt, powdered sugar and milk together. Beat in your vanilla. At this point, you can divide your icing between three bowls and color them appropriately (one yellow, one orange and keep one white). Frost cooled cookies and then decorate.
As Madeley would say “ta-da”! Candy Corn Cookies for the win this Halloween!