Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

My obsession with candy corn continues with Candy Corn Sugar Cookies.

Just in case you thought Candy Corn Cakes, Candy Corn Cupcakes, Candy Corn Cookie Bark, Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats, Candy Corn Pretzels and White Chocolate Candy Corn Popcorn was not enough, today I have Candy Corn Sugar Cookies for you!

In addition to being a sucker for anything resembling candy corn I am also a sucker for a new sugar cookie recipe.  When my friend Mariel of Or So She Says, posted that she had the BEST sugar cookie recipe I had to check it out for myself.  Because you see I think I have the PERFECT sugar cookie recipe on the blog.

Since I didn’t have a candy corn shaped or themed cookie on the blog I decided to turn this sugar cookie into a candy corn sugar cookie, or at least my interpretation of candy corn.
Candy Corn Sugar Cookie

My rule for a good sugar cookie is that it should stand on it’s own. It should be just as delicious without frosting as it is with frosting.
This cookie stood up to my rule.
Candy Corn Sugar Cookie
This cookie is nice and soft in the middle while being a little crisp along the edges.
In my attempts to make them into a Candy Corn Cookie I mixed up some buttercream frosting using my all time favorite buttercream recipe.
I divided it into thirds and left one third white, and another yellow and then one orange.
Using a knife, I frosted about 1/3 of the cookies with the white frosting.
Candy Corn Sugar Cookie
I put the yellow and the orange frosting into decorating tubes and used a small round tip. I then just squiggled the frosting onto the cooking. First I did the orange in the middle and then sprinkled with some orange sanding sugar.
Candy Corn Sugar Cookie
Next was the yellow and some yellow non-pariels.
Candy Corn Sugar Cookie

Candy Corn Sugar Cookie

Isn’t that a cute little candy corn inspired cookie.  And the best part?  They are delicious.  So I guess Mariel does have the BEST sugar cookie recipe but I think I still have the PERFECT sugar cookie recipe.  There is room in this world for more than one awesome sugar cookie!!
Candy Corn Sugar Cookie
Just in case you are not as in to candy corn as I am or you just want a little easier way to decorate these cookies you could do what I did – just squiggle one color of frosting over the cookie and add some sprinkles!
Candy Corn Sugar Cookie
They will be just as delicious and almost as cute!!
Candy Corn Sugar Cookie

This recipe makes a lot of cookies. I cut the recipe in half and it worked beautifully.

Candy Corn Cookies


  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 4 sticks softened butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 TBS. buttermilk
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 lbs. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • whipping cream or 1/2 and 1/2 – enough to thin frosting to desired consistency


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until somewhat smooth.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients. Mix well.
  • Add the buttermilk to make the dough soft, not wet.
  • Roll into med/small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake until done, about 12 minutes until the edges barely start to show a golden color...could take up to 15 minutes, or more.
  • Remove from oven and let them rest on the cookie sheet
  • for several minutes.
  • Then let cool on wire rack or towel.
  • Frost.
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • Beat butter in mixer on medium high for 2-3 minutes or until pale and creamy. Reduce speed to medium and add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition increasing speed to high after all sugar is added.
  • Add whipping cream or 1/2 and 1/2 – enough to thin frosting to desired consistency
  • Add vanilla and food coloring if desired. Beat until buttercream is smooth. Can be refrigerated for several days if covered. If refrigerating, bring to room temperature before using and beat on low until smooth.


  1. 1

    What an easy, fun way to decorate Halloween/Fall cookies!

  2. 2

    They sound yummy! :) Leigh Anne, which font did you use for the “Sugar Cookies” part of your picture? Love it!
    Rachel Jensen recently posted..I can’t believe I’m Helping Teach a SUSHI Class!

  3. 3
    Mariel says:

    Glad you liked them, my friend! Now, I’ll have to try your perfect ones. :) It’s dangerous for me to make sugar cookies because I eat them for every meal of the day!
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  4. 4

    Oh, the perfect sugar cookie….perfect is different for everyone, and I’m too impatient to try til I find one, so I don’t try! I should try this, though, I trust your opinions, Leigh Anne;)
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  5. 5
    Michelle says:

    I just posted my Candy Corn Cupcakes… I used your blog for inspiration. You should go check them out. They look a little different, since I rolled the edges in Orange sure. It would have looked more authentic to have the outer edge yellow… well, see what you think. They tasted good anyway!
    Michelle recently posted..I heart Candy Corn

  6. 6
    teresa says:

    Oh my how adorable…plus I love candy corn.
    Pinning away!
    Happy Day

  7. 7
    tanya says:

    I’m always looking to try new sugar cookie recipes and this one looks wonderfuL! I love th candy corn look!
    tanya recently posted..Chocolate Chip Butterfinger Cookies

  8. 8
    michelle says:

    i love how these look and how pretty but simple in design!
    michelle recently posted..chocolate and pumpkin spice acorns….!

  9. 9
    kelly says:

    these look AMAZING! Yummy :)

  10. 10

    OMGosh! Those are sooo cute and look fantastic! Beautiful pics as well Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
    Kathryn Griffin recently posted..Make it Pretty Monday – Week 20

  11. 11

    I need to bake them with my son, they look fun!
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link

    Can’t wait to see you there!
    HungryLittleGirl recently posted..Wednesday Extravaganza

  12. 12

    Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
    Kathryn Griffin recently posted..Make it Pretty Monday – Week 20

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    Elise says:

    Yum!! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!
    Elise recently posted..Ootd ~ Earth, wind & fire

  14. 14

    Great idea and very easy! Thanks for sharing!
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