Sparkling Candy Corn Cookies
Halloween Cookies Recipe

Sparkling Candy Corn Cookies

Candy corn cookies for Halloween or just for fun! These bite-sized Halloween cookies resemble candy corn and have a hint of orange flavor.

The Story Behind the Recipe
15 dozen
45 min
03 hrs 25 min


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 tablespoons orange juice

2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Orange paste or gel food color

Yellow paste or gel food color


1/2 cup sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line bottom and sides of 9x5-inch loaf pan with waxed paper or plastic food wrap. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and 1 cup sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, orange juice, orange zest and salt. Continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide dough into thirds. Press one-third white dough evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Place another one-third dough back into same bowl. Add small amount of orange food color; mix until color is well mixed. Press orange dough evenly over white dough in pan. Place remaining one-third dough into another medium bowl. Add small amount yellow food color; mix until color is well mixed. Press yellow dough evenly over orange dough in pan. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight or until firm.

  4. STEP 4

    Place 1/2 cup sugar in bowl; set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  6. STEP 6

    Invert loaf pan to remove dough. Peel off waxed paper. Place layered dough onto cutting surface. Cut loaf crosswise into 1/4-inch slices, using sharp knife, trimming edges to make even, if necessary. Cut each slice into 6 wedges. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Immediately place warm cookies in bowl with sugar; roll in sugar to coat. Place cookies onto cooling rack. Cool completely.

  7. STEP 7

    Store in loosely covered container.

Tip #1

Variation: Chocolate Candy Corn: Prepare dough as directed except stir 1 (1-ounce) square melted semi-sweet baking chocolate into one-third of white dough. Tint one-third of dough orange and one-third yellow. Place chocolate dough into prepared pan; layer with orange and yellow dough. Cut and bake as directed.

Tip #2

- Fill cellophane gift bags with cookies and give as Halloween treats.

Tip #3

- Gel or paste food color is found in the baking isle of many supermarkets or cake decorating stores.

Tip #4

- These cookies can be made ahead and stored in the freezer up to 1 month. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.


1Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
15Sodium (mg)
3Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)


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  October 19, 2016

Adorable cookies-people are always amazed at the resemblance to candy corn

— says Sue
  November 01, 2015

I have been making these cookies for 3 yrs. now. We were having a Halloween birthday party for my than 6 yr. old granddaughter.These were a big hit and talked about for months. My granddaughter ask for these every Oct. made some for there Halloween party and now my daughter wants some for her co-workers.These cookies are wonderful and I also use them as cut out cookies just to have in are cookie jar! Once again Hats off to Land o Lakes ????!!f These are such a great fun cookie . Best tasting cookies you can find ,You guys Rock!

— says Elizabeth
  October 09, 2014

I have been making these cookies for years, and they are delicious!!! Always a big hit, were ever the go!!

— says Debbie
  September 05, 2014

I make this recipe every year for my family, they love it! It is a fun and yummy way to kick off the fall season!

— says Kelly H.
  November 10, 2013

I loved these they look great and taste good!

— says Kathleen B.
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