Friday, October 29, 2010

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

Tomorrow is National Candy Corn Day! Or so, that's what the internet says. Confession though, I do not like candy corn.

There, I said it. Candy corn lovers, shun me now. I do, however, think candy corn is super cute, so I decided to celebrate the holiday in another way; with cookies.

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
Recipe adapted from here
Yields 4 dozen cookies

2 cups of powdered sugar
2 cups of butter, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla 
5 cups of flour
Orange & yellow food coloring gel

Mix the powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla thoroughly together. Slowly add the flour to the mixture. Divide your dough into three bowls evenly. Mix orange food coloring into one bowl of dough and yellow into another. I start out with just a little amount of gel on the end of a toothpick and keep adding it in small amounts until I achieve the right color. 

Put your dough in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes. Form each bowl of dough evenly into rectangular shaped logs. Then stack the logs on top of each other and use your hands to mold it into a long pyramid of triangle shape. Wrap your pyramid with wax paper or parchment paper and freeze for several hours. 

Preheat your oven to 400* when you're ready for baking. Slice the log into pieces about 1/4 inch thick and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to brown. These cookies will burn easily, so keep an eye on them.

Then, you'll have some super cute (non-waxy) cookies to enjoy!

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