Make Easy Candy Corn Sugar Cookies For Halloween

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!

Candy corn sugar cookies in a candy corn black bowl, that are yellow, orange, and white.
Let’s make candy corn cookies together!

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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Ingredients Needed to Make Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

Instruction To Make Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap or wax paper.  

Step 4

Press yellow dough into bottom of pan, followed by orange dough & white dough.

Step 5

Press firmly.  

Step 6

Time to chill dough. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.

A block of sugar cookie dough that looks like candy corn, yellow, orange, and white
We didn’t do a very good job of splitting our dough evenly into thirds…but it turned out cute anyway!

Step 7

When the dough is firm, turn loaf pan upside down & remove your dough. Look at those layers of yellow, orange and white dough.

Step 8

Using a sharp knife, cut your dough into 1/4th inch wide strips.

Candy corn sugar cookie dough that is cut into triangles and yellow, orange, and white
It still looks like candy corn to me!

Step 9

Cut each slice into triangle – each triangle looks like a piece of candy corn!  

Step 10

Discard (or eat!) the ends that are rounded if it bothers you.

The orange, yellow, and white candy corn looking sugar cookies on parchment paper.
They already look so cute!

Step 11

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.

Make Candy Corn Sugar Cookies For Halloween

Make Candy Corn Sugar Cookies For Halloween

If you're looking for a quick way to make Halloween cookies with your kids, check out these adorable Candy Corn Sugar Cookies!

Ingredients

  • Your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe
  • red & yellow food color
  • A Loaf Pan

Instructions

  1. Prepare your cookie dough as per your recipe for cut out cookies (not drop cookies).
  2. 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.
  3. Line a loaf pan with plastic cling wrap or wax paper.  
  4. Press yellow dough into bottom of pan, followed by orange & white dough. 
  5. Press firmly.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  7. When the dough is firm, turn loaf pan upside down & remove your dough.  Look at those layers!
  8. Using a sharp knife, cut your dough into 1/4 inch slices.
  9. Cut each slice into triangles.
  10. Discard (or eat!) the ends that are rounded if it bothers you.
  11. Spread out triangles onto a cookies sheet & bake according to your recipe's directions.

Notes

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!

candy corn cupcakes

Are you going to try these candy corn sugar cookies? Already made them? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

20 Comments

  1. Thanks! I don’t make sugar cookies often (or ever!) but this I can do. Great suggestion.

  2. These are adorable! I love the idea (and I love sugar cookies!). I found you through one of DKL’s tweets. Glad I clicked through!

  3. I love this idea, it’s simple but very cute. I will defintely be giving this a go. 🙂

  4. oh, cute! I’m pinning these and I might even get ambitious enough to make them before Halloween 🙂

  5. Annamaria Settanni McDonald says:

    I want to make these for my daughter’s Halloween Party at school. They are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  6. just put these in the fridge! Can’t wait to see how they turned out. Found you via pinterest

  7. Look easy and adorable! I will try to make these!

  8. These are so creative! I’m hosting a Fabulous Fall party over at Not So Simple Housewife and I’d love for you to link this up! We are celebrating Fall and giving me and everybody else some great inspiration. We are looking for crafts, decor, food, and more! I’d love for you to add this and any other fall posts you may have!

    Kaitlin-The Not So SImple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/10/fabulous-fall-link-party.html

  9. Hi Heather,
    I agree, these are the cutest Sugar Cookies ever. Your presentation is just awesome and they look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Very cute! Perfect for kid’s Halloween parties. …Susan

  11. Thanks for such a fun cookie- you’re totally right, these ARE the cutest sugar cookies ever!!! I made these today with my boys so my hubby would have something to take to a party he was attending tonight and they were simply adorable! Thanks again, I’ll be making these every year for sure! 🙂

  12. Loaf pan of candy corn cookie dough is in the fridge. Will be sliced and in the oven in a bit over an hour. 🙂 Fun stuff

  13. This is absolutely genius! Thanks sooo much for sharing!!!!

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