Sparkling Candy Corn Cookies

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How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line bottom and sides of 9×5-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.

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