I know they’re supposed to taste like honey, and I guess they kinda do. But they really just taste like sweet, sugary deliciousness to me. If you’ve never tried candy corn mixed in with salted peanuts I highly recommend it; a great combination of salty and sweet. They’re also good covered in chocolate. You can find the chocolate covered ones at Central Market. When I was visiting family in Austin I bought some in the bulk section. They are evil…in a really good way.
Anyway, we have no Halloween plans. Since we don’t have kids to take trick-or-treating and we’re not the kind of people who dress up our dog our plan is to stay home and pass out candy if we have any kids come to our house. We haven’t spent Halloween here yet, so we don’t know how busy our neighborhood is. I kinda hope no one comes…more Kit Kats for me!
Anyway, I get daily cookie recipes from Martha Stewart, and this is what came today. The recipe is a small batch and I had all the ingredients so I figured I’d go ahead and make them. They are adorable little cookies, and they taste pretty good. So, this is how I celebrated Halloween this year. Enjoy!
Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
Makes about 36
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
- About 36 candy corns
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter and sugar in a medium bowl; beat with a wooden spoon until combined. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Add flour, and mix until a dough forms.
- Scoop out level teaspoons of dough, and roll into balls (chill dough briefly if it becomes too soft to handle). Place balls on baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
- Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are firm and cookies are dry to the touch (do not let cookies color), 9-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven; gently press a candy corn into center of each cookie (surface of cookies may crack slightly). Cool on sheets 1 minute; transfer to a rack to cool completely.