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Candy Corn Sugar Cookies - they don't taste like candy corns but look like the cute treat! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

These Candy Corn Sugar Cookies don't taste like candy corns but look like the cute treat! Bite sized and topped with cream cheese frosting.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 24 servings



  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • orange food coloring
  • yellow food coloring


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and almond extract and beat in.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Measure your flour by spooning the flour into the measuring cup not scooping the flour with the measuring cup. This compacts the flour causing you to overmeasure and creating a dry dough.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Divide dough in half. Place one half of the dough in the mixture and add yellow food coloring to desired color mixing it in thoroughly. Remove. Mix orange food coloring into the other half of the dough.
  5. Press the yellow dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Use a mini roller to smooth it out. Take your orange dough and roll it out to the same size as the pan on a piece of sprayed foil or parchment paper. Flip it on top of the yellow dough pressing and rolling until you have a smooth layer.
  6. Bake for 14-18 minutes or until cookies are done. They won't look done so be careful to not overbake.Let cool.
  7. For the frosting: Mix together butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar on low and then increase speed to high until fluffy. Frost cooled bars and let frosting set or chill before cutting into bars.
  8. Cut bars into triangles. I cut 2 1/2 inch rows and then cut each row into triangles for cute little sugar cookies.