Thursday, September 30, 2010

Candy Corn Cookies


Zoulah welcomes you back to Zoulah Boulah's Halloween Bash.  She promised, and she always comes through, to post the recipe and instructions for the Candy Corn Cookies featured in her Candy Corn Tablescape from yesterday.  They were a hit with the Red Couch Family.


She took the recipe for cookie pretzels, from a Betty Crocker recipe book, that the Red Couchers have used for years.

Recipe and Instructions:
1 cup sugar
1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Sugar
Mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and almond extract, and egg.  Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Color one part of dough with orange coloring; color another part of dough with yellow coloring.  Form all three dough parts into rounds and cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.


After refrigerating, roll each of the colored doughs into a long strip.  Zoulah rolled hers into a 5 inch by 24 inch strip;  you could vary this.  Trim the edges.


Then, combine the three strips.  Next time, Zoulah would weigh each of the colored dough disks to make sure that she has an even amount of each.  Trim the edges.


Roll the dough up evenly and carefully.


Once it is rolled up, you can begin to cut it into slices of about one-half inch.  Zoulah found that a bread knife worked really well for this job.  Before baking, sprinkle sugar on each cookie.


Bake at 350 for about 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove from cookie pans and place on cooling rack.


With the cookie scraps from the edges you can make tie-dye looking cookies.  Zoulah likes the "scrap cookies" because they remind her of her "witchie hippie" days in the sixties.


Zoulah's Baking Notes:

The only tricky part is making sure that you achieve the correct stiffness.   If the dough is too soft, refrigerate longer.  If the dough is too stiff, let sit out on the counter. 
Zoolah thanks you for dropping by Red Couch Recipes for her Halloween Bash.


39 comments:

shannon i olson said...

absolutely fantastic! Zoulah is pretty busy!

Clements Family said...

Very Cute!! Good job Zoulah!!!

The Sewing Loft said...

Zoulah, you have done it again girl...great job!

Barb

Lilianna Grace said...

I will definately be making these for our bake sale at our Fall Festival! Thanks so much!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really fun cookies-love it!

the country cook said...

haha! love it!

michelle said...

ohh I love these! super cute. seriously, its still in the 90's in houston. I cannot decorate or bake for fall yet; til it feels like fall! Come on Houston!

Mimi said...

Zoulah is quite the little baker! Cookies are very colorful.

Sue said...

Yippee, the cookies are here! I LOVE them! Thanks for the recipe and tutorial, Joni, uh, I mean Zoulah:) P.S. Love the "witchie hippie" cookies too:)

FROSTED! said...

Love, love, love the cookies and the tablescape!! Especially the Candy Corn Spheres.

www.thefrostedcupcakes.blogspot.com

Miss Merry said...

I am always on the lookout for Halloween recipes and this one is perfect. Fairly simple and big on the presentation! I can't wait to try it.

Envy My Cooking said...

we would LOVE for you to be featured with this. all you need to do is become a follower of our site than email us and will set it up to a post and link it back to your blog

Julie said...

What fun Halloween cookies these are!! Love all of your Halloween posts.

burntapple said...

So cute! The kids are now wanting these!! Thanks for posting!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Terribly cute!!! Bet they taste good too!

adrienzgirl said...

I love candy corns. These cookies are so cute! Very festive!

Jacqueline said...

What a woman! That gal can cook and eat too, it appears.

Ms. Joni you are so clever, I think you should host your own cooking show. I know one that is available. Pray about it!

Sarah said...

Zoolah is definitely one of my favorites witches. These cookies would be a hit with all trick or treaters! ~ Sarah

Carol said...

That is terrific! And I'm hungry right now.

Bonnie said...

This is the cutest cookie ever. I love the Jolly Halloween border.

Beth said...

Joni, I mean Zoulah, those are pretty, pretty cookies! You are definitely a good witch! :-)
Beth

Jen@eighteen25 said...

these cookies are sooo fun! i'm a horrible baker but i may have to give them a try! thanks for sharing.... again!
jen

Rikki said...

i found your site from the eighteen25 link up...what a cute recipe! we'll definitely try these out at our house!

Holly said...

One word...FABULOUS! I am so making these.

{ L } said...

Ohhhh SO CUTE!! I am bookmarking this and really want to make these! Thank you, thank you. :)

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

WOW! I could throw an entire Halloween party with just the ideas you linked up at Thrilling Thursday this week! TFS!

To Mommies and Beyond said...

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Have a great weekend!
Adorable candy corn cookies...too cute!

Lourie said...

We make these same cookies at Christmas time. But we usually form them before putting them in the fridge. I think, if I remember, I will try it this way instead as it seems it would be easier to work with.

Stopping by from Holly's!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Thanks for linking up all your great ideas this weekend. I featured this one today!

The Lewis Family said...

We are so making these, thanks for sharing!
~C

Jerri said...

Cute cookies!

I'd love to invite you to come over for my 3 year blogiversary giveaway! You could win a Cool Touch Griddle and other prizes!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

What a great idea! I love it!

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

@citymommyboston said...

We're baking these today! Perfect for the fall New England weather. Can't wait to dig in with my kiddos!!! Thank you :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

These are such fun cookies!

Chris said...

I've gotta make these with my kiddos. Thank you for sharing!

Elle Belles Bows said...

LOVE IT! Found you over at eighteen25. Great blog! Kerri

Elle Belles Bows said...

Love it! Found you over at eighteen25. Great blog! Kerri

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Yum!! These look great!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

I just featured a couple of your recipes! :) http://www.polishthestars.com/2010/10/last-minute-halloween-inspiration.html

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