Candy corn sugar cookies are perfect for Halloween or just for fun! These bite-sized Halloween cookies have a hint of orange flavor.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
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
Line bottom and sides of 9x5-inch loaf pan with waxed paper or plastic food wrap. Set aside.
Tip: Lining Pan
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.
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 until firm.
Tip: Layering Colored Dough
Place remaining 1/2 cup sugar in bowl; set aside.
Heat oven to 375°F.
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.
Tip: Slicing and Baking
Store in loosely covered container.
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- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.
- These cookies can be made ahead and stored in the freezer up to 1 month. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.
- Gel or paste food color is found in the baking isle of many supermarkets or cake decorating stores.
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.
- Fill cellophane gift bags with cookies and give as Halloween treats.
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