October 13, 2011

Candy Corn Cookie Sandwiches

I just love this time of year, the trees are changing colors, the apples and pumpkins are ready to pick, and we can't forget all the great baking for Fall and Halloween. Candy Corn is a long time favorite of many people, our family included. Last year I made Homemade Candy Corn, and let me tell you, it's amazing! It takes a little work, but it's totally worth it!

What's the next best thing to Candy Corn? Well...Candy Corn Cookies of course!

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I changed a recipe I found in the Taste of Home Baking Book for Boneyard Cookies, added a little orange coloring and dipped the ends in white and yellow chocolate. And to send the Candy Corn Cookies over the top...I added some Apricot Preserves in the middle and made them into Candy Corn Cookie Sandwiches!

Candy Corn Cookie Sandwiches Recipe:

1 cup powdered sugar {confectioners' sugar}
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
4-6 drops of orange coloring {depending on how bright you want the cookies}
Apricot Preserves
White Almond Bark
Yellow Wilton Candy Melts
Instructions:

In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar and cornstarch
Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs
Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg
Beat in the extract
Combine the flour and salt
Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, mix well
Add the orange coloring, mix well
Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic and place in fridge to chill at least 1 hour
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
After dough is chilled, remove from fridge and roll out onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/8 inch thick
Cut with a Candy Corn shape cookie cutter
Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 6-8 minutes
After the cookies are cooled, spread Apricot Preserves on one cookie and top with another
Melt white almond bark in microwave for about 30 seconds, stir until smooth
Dip the tip of the cookie sandwich in chocolate, let excess drip off and place on wax paper to set
Repeat process for yellow ends
Enjoy!

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You can find Liz on Hoosier Homemade where she shares her yummy baking creations, decorating ideas and LOTS of cupcakes! Check out her new blog, Pocket Change Gourmet, where her and her hubby share budget friendly recipes with a little bit of flair. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook for lots of tips and ideas to help you Make Your House a Home!


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