Old-Fashioned Bake Sale ~ Candy Corn Cut-out Cookies

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Today's baking is for a very special purpose -- a benefit for Miss Aria. These goodies will be served to the helpers and donors. Please pray that they have a great turn-out as well as for Aria and her recovery. Thank-you!

I used some shortcuts and semi-homemade methods for making these little lovelies. I first saw this idea last year in Country Living magazine and was re-acquainted with it thru Pintrest. I thought with as many kids as will show up for the benefit, this would be a perfect time for making them.

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Candy Corn Cookies
No one will guess these elegant cookies were made with refrigerated dough. Go ahead, let this simple shortcut remain your secret. To make this treat, knead extra flour and orange food coloring into refrigerated sugar-cookie dough (I used 2 regular sized rolls of cookie dough and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour - it was easiest to allow it to come to room temperature, put it in the mixer bowl with coloring and flour and mix - and then into the refrigerator to chill down before rolling out). Use a triangle-shaped cutter; bake and let cool. Dip the wide base of each cookie into melted dark chocolate, then dip the tips into melted white chocolate (I used almond bark for both ends). Set on a parchment-lined baking pan and chill in freezer for 5 minutes.

Important reminder, if you are wanting to color your almond bark or white chocolate, you must add the coloring prior to melting -- waiting until after can result in seizing -- I KNOW that for sure. After 2 unsuccessful attempts, I decided to use yellow sanding sugar instead of yellow food coloring :)

Posting to Michael's Foodie Friday and Honey's Potpourri Party!


  1. Ruby Jean said...:

    OH I LOVE those... Maybe it has something to do with my ADDICTION to eating candy corns... : )

  1. Honey at 2805 said...:

    These are adorable! You are an artist in the kitchen!

    Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday! I really appreciate you and your participation!

  1. The cookies are cute Gail! Best of luck with the sale and thanks for the coloring tip:@)

  1. Debbie said...:

    These are adorable. Wouldn't it be fun to make them for Candy Corn Day? I think it's October 30th.

    I hope the fund raiser is a huge success, too.

  1. Hannah said...:

    Very pretty cookies...they look so cute in the pumpkin basket!

  1. Such a cute cookie!! Your photos are always set up so nicely!!! I need to take lessons. LOL Hope everything goes well and we will keep the prayers going!!!

  1. Marigene said...:

    Those are adorable, Gail! Sugar cookies are my favorites...

  1. kitty said...:

    These are so cute!! Thanks for the shortcut & the great tips!!!

  1. I would so much rather eat these than real candy corn! Great idea and shortcuts are always welcomed.

  1. Kathleen said...:

    I love the bottom dipped in chocolate! Cute!

  1. Anita said...:

    Those look good Gail, and probably a lot healthier than candy corn too!! Thanks for stopping by and for entering the giveaway!!

  1. copperdog said...:

    Those are so cute! I saw that you had trouble coloring your almond bark. The trick is that when you color melting chocolate (etc) you must use an oil based food coloring or the product will seize. The alternative is to use an additive of paramount crystals (they look like shaved white chocolate) with your water or gel based food coloring to prevent it from seizing.

  1. Chris said...:

    Hi Gail, the cookies look so cute and I want one now, LOL Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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