Candy Corn Cookies

Are you a fan of those waxy little Halloween candies known as candy corns? My family seems to find them addicting. I’ve bought several bags of the stuff (must be Brach’s brand) for recipes this year and they keep disappearing. Here’s a cookie recipe that copies the look of this candy: Candy Corn Cookies.

This is a really SIMPLE recipe that uses Betty Crocker pre-made cookie mix. You can ABSOLUTELY use your own very favorite homemade sugar cookie dough for this. I used this quickie method to try it out…

That’s all you need…

The dough gets divided up into three clumps. Color one clump orange and another one with chocolate. Press the three layers into a loaf pan and refrigerate for a bit.

Slice the firmed-up loaf of dough into thin slices and then cut neatly into wedges.

Place your wedges onto a cookie sheet. Leave room to grow.

The finished product. Ok, so mine don’t have yellow… they have brown instead. I suppose you could make a yellow layer instead of a chocolate layer if you really want them to match. But I have seen some candy corns with that brown layer too. And with these you get the added bonus of a little chocolate in your candy corn cookie.

If you’re looking for a really delicious candy corn cookie, I’d mix up your best sugar cookie recipe and use that to create these cookies. The flavor in these was ok… but it definitely had that ‘packaged mix’ flavor and wasn’t a big culinary flavor discovery or anything.

That being said, this is the perfect “bake-sale” cookie for a fall festival. And for that, the Betty Crocker mix works just fine. Tuck a few candy corns into a baggie with a couple of candy corn cookies, and it might just be a big seller!

And be sure to hide the candy corns from your family or they might begin to disappear!

This recipe can be found here:  Candy Corn Cookies

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76 Responses to “Candy Corn Cookies”

  1. 1

    HoneyB — October 22, 2008 @ 8:22 AM

    I’m sure kids (even the college kids!) would love these! They are so cute!

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    Manggy — October 22, 2008 @ 11:13 AM

    I haven’t tasted candy corn before, but those cookies look really good! Clever use of the dough, I can’t stop smiling over here! :)

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    Debbie — October 22, 2008 @ 11:32 AM

    What a great idea! My son would love these…so cute….

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    Stacey Snacks — October 22, 2008 @ 12:45 PM

    What beautiful cookies, even though candy corn is my least favorite of all Halloween candies.
    My teeth hurt just looking at these!
    Trick or Treat!

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    Sara — October 22, 2008 @ 1:00 PM

    These are adorable, you have great ideas for Halloween. I happen to have a weakness for sugar cookies.

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    We Are Not Martha — October 22, 2008 @ 1:06 PM

    Cutest idea ever!! LOVE sugar cookies AND candy corn, so definitely need to make these!

    Sues

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    Carrie — October 22, 2008 @ 1:13 PM

    Wow, what a wonderful idea!

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    Jon — October 22, 2008 @ 1:50 PM

    Only you could find a way to make somthing as awful as candy corn look delicious.

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    Proud Italian Cook — October 22, 2008 @ 1:53 PM

    Thats the cutest thing I ever seen! A nice project for my Grandaughter and I!

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    Barbara Bakes — October 22, 2008 @ 1:56 PM

    What a cute idea! We always make sugar cookies for Halloween. The rest of the family loves candy corn, but I hate it. It tastes like wax to me. These would be much better!

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    Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide — October 22, 2008 @ 2:14 PM

    What a great idea!

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    April — October 22, 2008 @ 2:16 PM

    Very cute!

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    Cathy — October 22, 2008 @ 2:18 PM

    OK, this is a must bake. My grandchildren would love me to pieces if I made these for them. We have to have candy corn on Halloween.

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    Maria — October 22, 2008 @ 2:20 PM

    Cute Cute Cookies!! Perfect for this time of year.

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    Katy — October 22, 2008 @ 3:15 PM

    GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Bunny — October 22, 2008 @ 3:21 PM

    I’ve got to make these, they would look so nice on a cookie tray. And the best part is they look easy!

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    Amy — October 22, 2008 @ 3:46 PM

    Well, if this isn’t the CUTEST idea I’ve ever seen!!! How very clever and adorable!! I absolutely love this idea – thank you for sharing!!

    -Amy
    http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com

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    Lori — October 22, 2008 @ 4:27 PM

    Oh my gosh! How cute! These are so perfect for Halloween gifts. This is such a creative idea, such a simple thing that looks amazing!

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    Gretchen Noelle — October 22, 2008 @ 5:02 PM

    Those are freakin’ adorable!!!!!!!! Love them!

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    Emily — October 22, 2008 @ 5:21 PM

    Oh cute! What a great idea!

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    Kristen — October 22, 2008 @ 5:23 PM

    I think this is a brilliant idea! I love it! And so simple too, which I am all about these days.

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    Joy the Baker — October 22, 2008 @ 5:27 PM

    Absolutely lovely! And so easy too! This is just great! Happy Halloween!

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    Deborah — October 22, 2008 @ 5:36 PM

    these are too cute!!

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    cakewardrobe — October 22, 2008 @ 6:44 PM

    These would be perfect to pass around at the office! Soo ADOR!!!

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    Helene — October 22, 2008 @ 6:50 PM

    I never had a candy corn before. Those cookies are so cute.

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    KSmith — October 22, 2008 @ 7:10 PM

    This is going to be a great activity for my middle school foods class to make. I have enjoyed your site.

    http://www.world-of-foods.blogspot.com

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    jain — October 22, 2008 @ 7:22 PM

    these are darling, cute idea~

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    Hillary — October 22, 2008 @ 7:44 PM

    I love the way you made these – very smart! And while I hate candy corn itself, I think these cookies are adorable and definitely worth making.

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    Snooky doodle — October 22, 2008 @ 7:54 PM

    wow this are super nice :)

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    Melanie — October 22, 2008 @ 8:03 PM

    How cute are those??? I love this idea. Thanks for sharing! I’d also go for the chocolate layer, too…

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    Jennifer — October 22, 2008 @ 9:59 PM

    What a good idea!!!! I hadn’t ever thought to do that…

    You and I are very similar in our experiments…I’m going to subscribe to your blog so that I can keep feeding off of your ideas!

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    Teresa Cordero Cordell — October 22, 2008 @ 11:12 PM

    Lori, I love these. And you make it look so simple to make. I have a candy corn lover in the family. This will be a special surprise for him. Thanks.

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    Clumbsy Cookie — October 22, 2008 @ 11:46 PM

    Such a cool idea and very easy technic! They’re amazing!

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    Aggie — October 23, 2008 @ 12:13 AM

    Love this! These cookies are too cute!

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    Isa — October 23, 2008 @ 12:32 AM

    So pretty! And so easy too! Thanks for sharing this great – and very festive recipe! =D

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    valleywriter — October 23, 2008 @ 12:37 AM

    Great explanation of how to do this. I’ve seen similar recipes elsewhere, but with no pictures to illustrate how to make the wedges, I just couldn’t wrap my brain around it. Now I get it! Thanks for helping those of us visual learners! :-)

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    Candace — October 23, 2008 @ 12:40 AM

    This is one of the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen… what a great idea!

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    Robin Sue — October 23, 2008 @ 1:08 AM

    Hi Lori- My kids saw these on Tastespotting and screamed for me to make them. These are very cute and you made it so simple to understand how to make them. Thanks!! Great Pictures.

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    Leslie — October 23, 2008 @ 1:16 AM

    Very cute idea! Love them for Halloween!

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    Patsyk — October 23, 2008 @ 1:41 AM

    Those are adorable! We can’t seem to keep the candy corns in the house either! I think my husband got us all addicted to them when I was pregnant both times! Each time I’d eat some, they would kick like crazy. :)

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    Meg — October 23, 2008 @ 2:23 AM

    Awesome! These look like they are so fun to make!

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    Steph — October 23, 2008 @ 2:24 AM

    Those are the cutest cookies I have ever seen, seriously!

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    Michelle — October 23, 2008 @ 2:58 AM

    Clever idea!! How cute!

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    Heather — October 23, 2008 @ 3:52 AM

    oh my goodness!!! how adorable! they look just like candy corn :)

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    That Girl — October 23, 2008 @ 4:35 AM

    So cute! But I’m a bigger fan of the mellow creme pumpkins, so next time you’ll have to turn them into cookies.

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    noble pig — October 23, 2008 @ 5:38 AM

    These are so dang cute, you know I love them.

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    VeggieGirl — October 23, 2008 @ 10:35 AM

    Before reading this post, I thought maybe you just made a batch of sugar cookies with candy corn baked in them or something; but no!! You made candy-corn SHAPED cookies!!! Brilliant as always, RecipeGirl!! :0)

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    Grace — October 23, 2008 @ 11:59 AM

    these are terrific, but since candy corn is my favorite candy (and i can’t for the life of me figure out why), i’d have to choose the candy over the cookies. :)

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    Katrina — October 23, 2008 @ 12:56 PM

    Cute! Love the idea of slicing and cutting into triangle wedges!
    Candy corn is good, but for some reason only at this time of year. And yes, it must be Brachs!

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    Mommy's Kitchen — October 23, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

    Lori those are just to cute and so so easy to make. I might try my hand at this recipe. I happen to have some sugar cookie dough pouches i need to use.

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    Sharon — October 23, 2008 @ 1:59 PM

    I’m absolutely addicted to candy corn – the real thing and things that look like it! :)

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    Cookie baker Lynn — October 23, 2008 @ 4:08 PM

    So cute!

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    Lauren — October 23, 2008 @ 4:39 PM

    that is a very smart way of doing it, in the loaf pan like that- brill!

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    Alexa — October 23, 2008 @ 6:04 PM

    Can you help out at my son’s halloween party? Your ideas are so much fun!

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    Ivy — October 23, 2008 @ 6:33 PM

    What a clever idea!!

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    CookiePie — October 23, 2008 @ 6:57 PM

    Adorable cookies!!

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    Veronica — October 23, 2008 @ 8:30 PM

    Oh yummy! The colors that you were able to get are fabulous. I’m not a big fan of candy corn…but I love sugar cookies-these look great!

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    Dawn — October 23, 2008 @ 10:49 PM

    Oh aren’t you a clever little cutie!
    How fabulous is that? I love this!!!!

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    LyB — October 23, 2008 @ 11:47 PM

    I loooove candy corn! Those cookies are too cute! :)

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    the southern hostess — October 24, 2008 @ 12:38 AM

    How cute are these?! Great idea!

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    Half Baked — October 24, 2008 @ 2:01 AM

    Those are adorable! great idea!!!

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    susan — October 24, 2008 @ 3:23 AM

    oh my goodness!!! those look soo AMAZING! :)

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    Jenny — October 24, 2008 @ 3:52 AM

    Too cute! Gotta make these for my crazy boys! Love it!

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    Laurie — October 24, 2008 @ 4:02 AM

    Oh my gosh.. thia really is brilliant! mI can’t believe I have never seen this in a magazine. :) You did a wonderful job.. my daughter loves candy corn and would love me forever if I made these cookies for her!

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    Rosie — October 24, 2008 @ 2:18 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Rosie x

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    nicole — October 24, 2008 @ 6:52 PM

    That is such a cute idea. Perfect for Halloween.

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    Sophie — October 24, 2008 @ 7:57 PM

    These are too cute! I’m in the mood to bake Halloween cookies. Oh, and I like the candy corn with brown! :)

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    Laurin — October 25, 2008 @ 2:18 AM

    I’ve never seen these before. What a cute idea. I didn’t even notice the colors were different until you mentioned it. I’m making these for a party tomorrow!

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    sliceofsueshe — October 25, 2008 @ 3:25 AM

    wow, that is so creative! for someone who doesn’t like candy corn, this would be a cool way to eat it. ;-P

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    Ginger — October 25, 2008 @ 4:56 PM

    Thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe for candy corn cookies .Can’t wait to try them!
    hugs ginger

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    white on rice couple — October 26, 2008 @ 7:42 PM

    You are sheer genius!!! You need to write a book on Halloween treats! I feel like a giggly kid again seeing these cookies!

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    Megan — October 27, 2008 @ 12:09 AM

    I must bake these for the Halloween party at the Y. Perfect!!!

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    Janna — October 28, 2008 @ 1:41 PM

    I love these! I made some last year, but I made orange shortbread cookies and dipped one end in dark chocolate and the other in white chocolate. These look easier!

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    OhioLair — October 30, 2008 @ 8:50 PM

    Fun, and colorful. I ended up tossing my second batch into the mixer instead of using the hand kneeding, was muvh easier. Although My chocolate parts were a little too crumbly (ok I tried to infuse too much chocolate) and I ended up making them alternating with the chocolate at the top on some and the bottom of others to aleviate waste! YUM! And they look clever too!

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    alexandra's kitchen — October 31, 2008 @ 3:03 PM

    this is amazing! I binge on candy corn at least once-a-Halloween season, but I would be much happier with a candycorn cookie. I wouldn’t feel ill after eating them for one, and they most definitely would be more satisfying. How festive!

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    Scott — November 6, 2008 @ 11:15 PM

    My kids LOVE candy corn, they’re going to freak-out when I show them these. Thanks for sharing.