Super easy sugar corn buttery cookies perfect for Halloween.
Today I am very excited to show you guys this amazing buttery sugar Candy Corn Cookies Recipe. This recipe is super simple with only a few ingredients.
And today I will be showing you guys this amazing technique on how to create these swirls inside of your cookies and since Halloween is approaching why not make the swirls and the colors of candy corn.
Who invented Candy Corn?
Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by Wonderly candy company employee George Renninger.
Now, Wonderly was the first company to produce this confection or they were shortly followed by the Golet’s candy company known today as the Jelly Belly Candy Company now.
Back then the whole cooking process was done by hand a sugar and corn syrup base mixture was cooked in a large kettle then dumped in the buckets called runners.
Then poured into molds shaped like corn kernels by men walking backward known as stringers.
What is the flavor of Candy Corn?
Candy corn usually made from flavors like butter, marshmallow, caramel, vanilla, and sometimes even honey.
I mean nowadays there are so many companies making their own flavor of candy corns. And using these flavors often makes candy corns more sweet, chewy, and polarising.
What is bad about candy corn?
On average, 19 candies serve up to 140 calories which are pretty high. And only one ingredient which is a good nutrient and also a good source of Vitamin E is Sesame Oil.
Otherwise, there is way more sugar and which really makes these candies full of calories.
What is another name for candy corn?
Indian Corn shows up around Thanksgiving with a brown stripe instead of yellow.
Reindeer Corn is available around Christmas time and replaces the yellow and orange with red and green.
Cupid Corn for Valentine’s Day is red, pink, and white.
And Bunny Corn is usually pink, green, and yellow for Easter.
And in the United States, Freedom Corn is available around Independence Day, and are red, white, and blue.
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Now without further ado let’s get started because I am definitely looking forward to these cookies.
Like I mentioned earlier you’ll only need five ingredients in addition to food coloring.
Let’s have a look at our Candy Corn Cookies Recipe ingredients.
So you’re going to need two and a half cups of all-purpose flour, one cup of granulated sugar, two sticks of unsalted softened butter, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 egg and food coloring (colors of yellow and red).
Products and ingredients I have used are mentioned below:
- Stand mixer: Perfect for kneading, mixing, whisking, and beating.
- Hand mixer: Easy kneading with versatile attachments.
- Baking tray: Non-stick for easy release and quick cleanup.
- Cookie-cutter: Easy to use because of rolled top edges to protect fingers.
- Mixing bowl: Perfect for mixing, serving, and storage.
Let’s get started with our Candy Corn Cookies Recipe.
So to begin you first want to place all of your butter into a stand mixer, and you want to beat the butter for a few minutes until it becomes nice light and fluffy.
Then you can go ahead and add in all of your sugar and mix that in with the butter until they are well combined.
Now you can go ahead and add in your vanilla extract and your egg mix those two ingredients through.
And once combined then you can go ahead and add all of your flour right in and just mix that through until everything is well combined and your cookie dough forms.
I like to then form it into a rectangle and cut it into three equal portions.
Now that our cookie dough is ready we’re going to go ahead and die each of our portions a different color. Starting with yellow-orange and leaving the third one its original color.
Then place a piece of parchment paper onto your counter and take one of your portions of cookie dough and roll it as thin as possible. I would say close to an eighth of an inch in thickness repeat the same thing for the other two colors.
Then this is the tricky part that is super stressful but I have faith in you and if I can do it then you can do it as well.
Essentially on the bottom, you want to leave the whites then you want to go ahead and place your orange right on top and I just like to take my piece of parchment paper and flip it right on top.
Then you want to repeat the same thing for the yellow. Flip it right on top and peel off your parchment paper.
Then you want to give it a gentle roll, you don’t want to roll it into one piece we just want to gently roll it using a rolling pin to ensure that they stick together.
Last but not least, I like to trim the edges and make a nice rectangle or square.
Then you want to roll it gently using your parchment paper, and you are done. I like to twist the edges of my parchment paper and now we’re gonna place this into the fridge for half an hour to chill.
So while those are chilling in the fridge, I’m gonna go ahead and clean up because I made such a big mess.
Also, I have a lot of leftover cookie dough from when I was trimming the edges, so what I’m going to do is sort of just roll it out about a quarter inch in thickness and it sort of creates this tie-dye effect with the colors of classic good old candy corn.
Then I have a cookie-cutter somewhere uh-huh so I found this little candy corn cutter I figured I might as well just use the leftover dough and make some candy corn cookies as well because no dough goes to waste.
So I just preheated my oven to 350 degrees I took the cookie dough out after it’s been chilling for approximately 30 minutes.
And now for my favorite part-time to cut cookies into about a quarter of an inch in thickness and my look at how beautiful these look so our cookies are officially finished.
We’re going to place these into our preheated oven and these will bake for about 8-10 minutes.
Make sure to take them out before they start turning brown because these will continue to bake for a few minutes even after you take them out of the oven.
our cookies came out of the oven and look at how pretty and decorative these are with only five ingredients.
We were able to transform a basic buttery sugar Candy Corn Cookies Recipe and transform it into a beautiful swirly sugar cookie in the colors of candy corn and celebration of Halloween.
Cheers these butter cookies are amazing you definitely taste the butter.
You get a hint of sweetness from the sugar you get a hint of that vanilla extract, these cookies are nice and soft.
When you bite into them they literally melt into your mouth so definitely a great buttery sugar cookie recipe if you are looking for one.
I’m gonna go ahead and finish the rest of my cookie anyways I hope that you guys enjoy your holiday season.
- If your cookie dough appears very crumbly at first no worries that is exactly what will happen.
- After mixing the dough with the mixer, bind the dough with your hands. It will help you get an idea fo how is your dough made? I mean is it ready for the cookie or not.
- It is important to chill this cookie dough instead of baking it right away because chilling helps keep the butter nice and cold and if the butter is not nice and cold it’ll spread out in the oven which makes your cookies sort of bleed together and we want the colors to be nice and vibrant and separate from one another.
Candy Corn Swirl Cookies
- Stand Mixer
- Baking tray
- Cookie Cutter
- 2½ cups All-purpose flour
- 1 cup Sugar granulated
- 150 grams Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 Egg
- Red & Yellow food color
- In a big bowl, mix butter, sugar, vanilla extract, egg, all-purpose flour, and mix everything well.
- Cut them into 3 parts with the help of cutter into a rectangle or square piece.
- Now add yellow & red color to one-one part leaving the last part to normal color.
- Roll the dough with the help of rolling pin and then layer one by one all three colored dough on one another.
- Now slightly roll with the help of a rolling pin. Be careful not to roll them into one piece
- Cut with the help of a cutter into a square shape and then roll it gently with the help of parchment paper and let it chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and remove cookie dough from the fridge and cut them into slices. Now bake them for 8-10 minutes in the oven.