Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

Aren't these cookies adorable? I saw them on a wonderful recipe blog called High Heels and Grills and knew immediately I had to make them. The recipe is just the basic sugar cookie bars with the addition of some yellow and orange food coloring. Which make them a perfect Halloween treat. 

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 T. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • Orange and yellow food coloring

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 3-4 T. of milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract {I used clear vanilla, so the frosting would be more white, but any kind works}
  • A pinch of salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add egg and combine well.
  4. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until completely combined.
  5. Slowly add the flour, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
  6. Color all of the dough yellow and remove half.
  7. Press one half of the yellow batter into the dish, it will not seem like enough dough but just keep squishing it down.
  8. Add orange food coloring to the rest of the yellow dough.
  9. Spread the orange batter out, I broke of the orange batter into globs and then smooshed them all together. 
  10. Bake for 17-20 minutes
  11. Set aside to cool completely.
  12. FOR THE FROSTING: In a medium bowl, cream powdered sugar, butter and milk until light and fluffy.
  13. Stir in vanilla and salt and combine well.
  14. Frost your cooled cookie bars evenly.
  15. Cut into triangles and serve.
Recipe adapted from: High Heels and Grills

Of course this is how Addie's cookie turned out. Can't eat a cookie without some sprinkles. 

These are a perfect easy treat to take to neighbors and friends. I found this cute Spider You've been Booed! at Grey Square Designs. They have a free printable you can download.

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