I love making cut-out sugar cookies with my kids during the holidays, but let’s be honest…it makes a huge mess and takes a long time! If you’re looking for a quick way to make Halloween cookies with your kids, check out these adorable Candy Corn Sugar Cookies!
No cookie cutters, no rolling out the dough…so these can be done lickety-split.
You will need:
*Your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe
*red & yellow food color
Prepare your cookie dough as per your recipe for cut out cookies (not drop cookies).
Divide your dough into thirds. Color 1/3 yellow, 1/3 orange (use color mixing chart on your food coloring drops box), and leave the last 1/3 plain.
Line a loaf pan with plastic cling wrap or wax paper. Press yellow dough into bottom of pan, followed by orange & white dough. Press firmly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
We didn’t do a very good job of splitting our dough evenly into thirds…but it turned out cute anyway!
When the dough is firm, turn loaf pan upside down & remove your dough. Look at those layers!
Using a sharp knife, cut your dough into 1/4 inch slices.
Cut each slice into triangles. Discard (or eat!) the ends that are rounded if it bothers you.
Spread out triangles onto a cookies sheet & bake according to your recipe’s directions. Be sure to pull them out before they get browned on the top…the colors will not be very vibrant if they bake too long! I learned the hard way with my first batch…
I love how easy these cookies are to shape, and you don’t have to flour the counter, roll out the dough, use cookie cutters, re-roll your dough, and repeat the whole process fifty times.
Allow to cool & enjoy!