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!
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! Even if you are not a candy corn lover, you have to appreciate the cool colorful design of this candy corn cookies recipe.
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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Super Easy Candy Corn Cookie Recipe
These are so tasty, sweet, and (thankfully) do not taste like real candy corn. I’m sorry candy corn lovers, but I think they’re colorful, but not a fan of the taste. These super cute candy corn cookies look like candy corn pieces and are perfect for your next Halloween party or a Halloween treat.
Supplies 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.
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.
- 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.
Are you going to try these candy corn sugar cookies? Already made them? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.