Grab your baking sheet because we are making the coolest Halloween sugar cookies ever today, Candy Corn Cookies! Kids of all ages will want to join you in the kitchen for this fun cookie making event that is so easy everyone can help! These Halloween sugar cookies are soft, sweet, and delicious! Make them just because, for Halloween, or a Halloween party! These Halloween sugar cookies will be a hit with everyone!
Halloween Cookie Recipe Kids Love
If you’re looking for a quick way to make Halloween cookies with your kids, check out these adorable Candy Corn Sugar Cookies! Even if you are not a candy corn lover, you have to appreciate the cool colorful design of this candy corn cookies recipe that does NOT taste like candy corn!
No cookie cutter needed! You won’t even have to roll out the dough…so these can be done lickety-split.
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Related: We have 5 more Halloween treats to make with kids!
Ingredients Needed to Make Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
- favorite sugar cookie dough recipe – you can use your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe or store bought cookie dough
- red food coloring & yellow food dye
- A bread loaf pan
- 3 medium bowls
- cookie sheet
- (optional) parchment paper
Instruction To Make Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
Prepare your cookie dough as per your recipe for cut out cookies (not drop cookies) at room temperature to make it easier to work with.
Divide sugar cookie dough into thirds into 3 medium size bowls with equal parts:
- Color 1/3 yellow – by using the yellow food coloring, continuing to add a little food coloring until it is a bright yellowy mustard color.
- 1/3 orange – use color mixing chart on your food coloring drops box to combine the yellow and the red food coloring until your dough is bright orange
- Leave the last 1/3 plain without coloring – this will be your white layer
Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap or wax paper.
Press yellow dough into bottom of pan, followed by orange dough & white dough.
Time to chill dough. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
When the dough is firm, turn loaf pan upside down & remove your dough. Look at those layers of yellow, orange and white dough.
Using a sharp knife, cut your dough into 1/4th inch wide strips.
Cut each slice into triangle – each triangle looks like a piece of candy corn!
Discard (or eat!) the ends that are rounded if it bothers you.
Spread out triangles onto ungreased cookie sheets covered with a piece of parchment paper & bake according to your sugar cookies recipe’s directions until not quite golden brown.
Recipe Notes from Making Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
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 time and next time had better looking candy corn cookies.
I love easy recipes like this one and how easy these cookies are to shape, and you don’t have to flour the counter, roll dough, get out the electric mixer, use cookie cutters, re-roll your dough, and repeat the whole process fifty times.
Allow to cool & enjoy candy corn season.
Super Easy Halloween Candy Corn Cookie Recipe
My family loves Halloween and cookies. And I love that I don’t have to buy more Halloween cookie cutters for these themed cookies. The recipe calls for a few things, but these are easy sugar cookies anyone should be able to make. Plus, this smaller cookies are still soft sugar cookies, which is a favorite in my household.
You can make them extra special if you want and do some color coordinated frosting like orange frosting on orange and so on and so forth. Or you can do some royal icing. You just need egg whites and confectioners’ sugar and some vanilla extract as well as some piping tips. Or you can do almond extract if you don’t like vanilla.
These sweet treats are perfect just because, for a Halloween party, or as a gift. I mean, who doesn’t love free sugar cookies? But this will be your favorite sugar cookie recipe for Halloween. It’s definitely mine.
Why Are My Halloween Candy Corn Sugar Cookies Brown And Crunchy On The Bottom?
The bottom of your cookies are getting overcooked. You can move the lower rack to the middle of the oven and they won’t cook as much. Or you can cook half the time on the bottom rack and half the time on the top rack.
Are Pillsbury Sugar Cookies Ready To Bake?
If you’re using Pillsbury sugar cookies to make these Halloween candy cane sugar cookies then you may be wondering if you need any other ingredients. Good news is, you don’t, Pillsbury sugar cookies are ready to bake!
If I Want To Frost My Halloween Candy Corn Cookies, What Kind Should I Use?
You can use store bought Betty Crocker Frosting. Use a thicker base to outline and then heat a bit for a thinner consistency to fill. Wilton, Great Value, and Betty Crocker also have cookie icing as well.
- Your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe
- red & yellow food color
- A Loaf Pan
- 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.
- 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!
More Sugar Cookie & Candy Corn Fun from Kids Activities Blog
- If you loved these candy corn sugar cookies then you’ll love these candy corn cupcakes!
- Want less candy corn and more sugar cookies? These sugar cookies are out of this world.
- Wanna learn to make the best sugar cookies? We can help.
- Sugar cookies don’t have to be boring! Make them colorful and magical.
- This candy corn sugar scrub isn’t for eating, but it still makes a great gift nonetheless!
- As does this super cute candy corn necklace.
- This was super popular last year, I hope that we’ll have a chance to taste these Thanksgiving dinner candy corns again this year.
- Make your own banana Halloween treat! It’s spooky and delicious.
Are you going to try these candy corn sugar cookies? Already made them? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.