Candy corn sugar cookies make a great treat for Halloween, Easter or any time of year. Since the recipe is so simple, they're great for making with kids, who will especially love decorating the cookies. Here's a fun, quick recipe for candy corn sugar cookies.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar with a fork—softening the butter beforehand will help. Next, add the egg, baking powder, salt and vanilla, beating until well-mixed. Mix in the flour gradually to form dough. For best results, use your hands to knead the dough inside of the bowl.
Place the dough in the refrigerator for half an hour to cool. This keeps dough manageable and easier to roll. After it has cooled, make teaspoon-sized balls of the dough and press them onto cookie sheets two inches apart. With the amount of dough the recipe calls for, you will likely need two. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are dry around the edges and top. Rotate the baking sheets once during the cooking process to ensure even baking.
When you've removed the cookies from the oven, it's time to decorate them with candy corn. If little ones are helping, be sure to warn them that the cookies are hot and the pan could burn them. Using your fingers, gently push a candy corn into the center of each cookie. Once you have done so, use a spatula to remove the cookies from the pan and transfer them to a cooling rack.
For an Easter-inspired mix, try coloring half of the dough with green food coloring and the other half with pink. Orange is great for Halloween!