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candy corn cookies

I adore this photo.

I adore my witch costume (that I wore for four years in a row), I adore my brother’s handmade mouse costume and most of all, I adore my brother’s chubby little mouse legs. I have so many great Halloween memories as a kid, all which end with my brother and I sitting on the living room floor with both our candy piles in front of us getting ready to “trade” after my mom inspected each and every piece.

Watermelon warheads, green apple now and laters, caramel apple lollipops and little individual sized bags of candy corns were my favorites.

Speaking of candy corn, how fun are these tiny cookies???

They’re totally simply to make, too. I used a regular ol’ sugar cookie dough, divided it into thirds and dyed two of the pieces orange and yellow with gel food coloring. Then, I sandwiched the layers together and sliced out perfect little candy corns!

Since they are so tiny and addicting, it’s easy to eat them by the handful—-the perfect Halloween weekend baking activity if you ask me! That is, if you can handle any more sugar right now aside from the fun size nerds, snickers, mike & ikes and whoppers.

You can find the recipe here! Now if only I could fit back into that witch costume…




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  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count
    October 28, 2011 at 4:02 am

    The cookies are adorable and I love your little kid photo!

  • Khushboo
    October 28, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Oh wow these are adorable- if you’re handing them out on Halloween, those trick-or-treaters sure are lucky!

  • Erin
    October 28, 2011 at 4:05 am

    The link for recipe doesn’t work! I love these cookies… Definitely making them this weekend!

  • Dana
    October 28, 2011 at 4:08 am

    These are adorable.

  • Lys
    October 28, 2011 at 4:14 am

    These are so so cute! Ok, now I need to get over to PBS and actually write down this recipe.

  • Lys
    October 28, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Um, Jenna…the link doesn’t work. Wamp wamp.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    October 28, 2011 at 4:18 am

    These look adorable!!!!! You are so creative!

    I just made homemade Butterfinger candy bars with 3 ingredients; one of them being candy corn.

    I am loving all the candy corn recipes I see everywhere…your cookies make me smile 🙂

  • Emmy (Wine and Butter)
    October 28, 2011 at 4:28 am

    My favourite Halloween memory was going trick or treating and saying ‘good riddance’ to all my neighbours as I left – thinking it was the same thing as goodbye. Woop! Sort of like when I thought hair plugs were the same as… oh never-mind!
    You and your brother were adorable children 🙂 – Happy Halloween!

  • Katrina
    October 28, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Cute costume! These cookies sound lovely. Great idea!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    October 28, 2011 at 4:32 am

    So much better than the actual candy corn! And as for those caramel apple lollipops- my boss just brought us those into work for us and I denied because I knew I’d just knaw off the caramel and call it a day.

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    October 28, 2011 at 4:43 am

    So cute! LOVE 🙂

  • Blog is the New Black
    October 28, 2011 at 4:53 am

    SO adorable@

  • Victoria @ The first day
    October 28, 2011 at 4:55 am

    OOOoooo, LOVE these!! I think I will do them this weekend! Some Sunday FUN for me and my BOYZ!!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    October 28, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Those are so cute Jenna! And agreed on the watermelon warheads – I loved those!! I’ve got some blast-from-the-past Halloween photos coming up on Monday. Being a kid was so much fun!

  • Mel @ Post Grad Mel
    October 28, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I love your little brother’s Halloween costume. I never had one that was homemade but I generally like them better! Also, it’s 4:54 a.m. west coast time and I really want to eat those cookies right now! Nothing like a sugar rush this early in the morning right? PS- I think you deserve some kudos for waking up this early west coast time to post your recipes to match east coast time! I’m only up cause I drove my friend to the airport!

    • Jen
      October 28, 2011 at 6:20 am

      I think she does an “auto-post”. You can set it up on your server to post at a certain time.

  • Cait's Plate
    October 28, 2011 at 5:20 am

    That is EXACTLY how all my Halloweens with my sisters ended. Bags overturned, sitting on the floor, swapping our favorites with each other…

    I love that you and your brother had that and that you have those memories you can always cherish.

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    October 28, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Trading was always the best part! 🙂 The cookies are cute, but you and your bro are way more adorable!

  • Coco
    October 28, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Those cookies are so cute…I love candy corn so much, I am seriously considering dressing up as a candy corn at my office Halloween party (don’t judge).

    Love the photo of you and your brother–makes me want to go find photos of my brother and I at Halloween. I’m sure holidays are always bittersweet for you, but it’s wonderful to have so many fond memories of your brother.

    And baking those cookies is the perfect way to celebrate his memory and the fun times you two shared on Halloween <3

  • samantha
    October 28, 2011 at 5:57 am

    they look so cute! unfortunately, the link isn’t working….

    • jenna
      October 28, 2011 at 7:35 am

      fixed it!! sorry about that!

  • Leslie Means @ Her View From Home
    October 28, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Love this – have been wanting to try! Your pics are great. I too have so many wonderful memories at Halloween with my big sisters! Those memories come pouring back now that I have little girls of my own! I have a lady bug and a duck in my house for Halloween this year! 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    October 28, 2011 at 5:57 am

    omg, those are absolutely adorable!!!

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    October 28, 2011 at 6:02 am

    i LOVE candy corn. these are so cute!

  • Melanie
    October 28, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Jenna these look so fun!! I’d love to make these for a party I’m going to tomorrow night! Can you check the link so we can see the recipe?

    You and your brother are so cute in the that photo!

    I’ve made your old fashioned sugar cookies before and those were amazingly good! So I know I am going to love these 🙂


  • KatieG@ Just Roll With It
    October 28, 2011 at 6:10 am

    drool. candy corn is my favorite! love old halloween photos!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb
    October 28, 2011 at 6:22 am

    jenna, this is genius! i’m going to package some of these up for our little trick or treaters on monday.

  • Krystina (Organically Me)
    October 28, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I love these cookies! They’re so festive and darling.

  • Christena
    October 28, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Jenna, this is fantastic! The idea, the recipe, the photo, the memories, the entire post. I’m going to make these today!!! The link doesn’t work, but I was able to google your PBS blog.

  • Sally
    October 28, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Those are probably the most precious cookies I have ever seen! I can’t stop staring at them!!

  • Melanie
    October 28, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Hey everyone link is : http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/candy-corn-cookies/

  • Mikaela Cowles
    October 28, 2011 at 6:56 am

    These would make a way better “candy dish” filler than the typical, store bought candy. I don’t know that they’re any healthier, but they’re a lot more cute and I am sure taste just as good. What a fantastic way to make Halloween homemade and bite sized!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    October 28, 2011 at 6:59 am

    That photo is ADORABLE. I used to want that same exact witch costume. haha

  • Julie
    October 28, 2011 at 7:01 am

    The cookies look great…but most of all I am jealous of your white iPhone 4s!

  • Alyssa
    October 28, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Really cute! And probably much better tasting than real candy corn (although my brother loves candy corn)!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    October 28, 2011 at 7:11 am

    What a cute idea Jenna! I’ve never liked candy corn, but cookies looking like candy corn?! Yup, pretty sure I can do that?! Sounds delish 😉

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    October 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Love these! What a cute idea.

    Your witch costume was fantastic. 🙂

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    October 28, 2011 at 7:31 am

    amazingly fricken adorbs. My son is going to love this.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    October 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

    i saw this picture on foodgawker yesterday and clicked over to see it was yours! I don’t even like candy corn but these are friggin adorable!

  • Imwaytoobusy
    October 28, 2011 at 8:00 am

    What a fabulous idea! These are too cute. So clever.

  • Linda
    October 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Very cute, but you made them upside-down! The tips should be white… hahahaha

  • Carrie H
    October 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Jenna, I’ve been reading for YEARS, haha. Just wanted to say you and your brother are still in my thoughts and prayers. Wonderful photo, and beautiful memories.

    • Theresa
      October 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

      Same here =)

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    October 28, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I do believe you have just won the Most Creative Cookie award for today. I’ll be sending you a blue ribbon soon. Keep you eye on your mailbox 🙂 Seriously, very adorable.

  • Moni'sMeals
    October 28, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Aww. cute pic!
    I would eat like 15 of these lil suckers based on how adorable they are alone, then the fact that they are tasty I would be in trouble. 🙂 Very cute.

  • Malli
    October 28, 2011 at 10:09 am

    What a brilliant idea! That is such a creative treat for Halloween…cookies look cute too:)

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  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    October 28, 2011 at 10:30 am

    That photo is too adorable for words, as are those little cookies!

  • Abby White@Eat, Drink and Be Aware
    October 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Hello Jenna! Those are absolutely the cutest cookies I have ever seen. My kids would love them. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I am off to make them now.

  • Linda
    October 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

    thank you for the idea! i also tried and really liked the chicken tikka recipe it was delish.
    ps. do you know where to get a case like that for your iphone?

    • jenna
      October 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      I got this case at the Apple store—it’s Kate Spade!

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  • Meghan @ StruggleMuffins
    October 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Oh myy, I’ve been so bad about commenting lately but these cookies drew my out of my comment lull – they’re so adorable! Candy corn is dangerously good. I’m kind of all or nothing with it so I tend to stay away but I think I could handle those cuties in moderation. Maybe.

  • Eat Good 4 Life
    October 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Just made same cookies last week a bit healthier and in a much bigger scale 🙂 They were AWESOME and the kids were all over them 🙂

  • Vanessa
    October 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    How cute! Can’t wait to make these. =)

  • Amanda
    October 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    These are ridiculously cute!

  • Megan@ MegGoesNomNom
    October 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen! 🙂

  • Mellie
    October 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Soo cute!

  • Ashley
    October 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Being a witch was my favorite costume when I was younger as well. I was a witch named Sarah 4-5 times in a row. I asked my mom to rename me Sarah because that sounded like a more traditional witch name than Ashley.

    By the way, I saw this commercial and it made me think of you:

  • christa
    October 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    These are SO AWESOME! Im totally making them this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  • Amber B
    October 29, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I saw these pinned on Pinterest the other day and thought they were beyond cute! I can’t wait to try making them. I think the kiddos will think they are amazing!

  • Shirley
    October 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    LOVED these cookies! I saw this post on Friday and had planned to make witch-finger bone cookies (from allrecipes.com) and immediately decided to do these instead! So easy and adorable! I will definitely make them again…maybe tomorrow! For sure at Christmas only w red & green replacing the orange and yellow!

  • alex
    October 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I had seen this idea earlier and made them for my Halloween dinner last night..however, mine turned out looking like Easter eggs!

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    These are super cute! I made them on Sunday, and they were so easy and fun! Been getting rave reviews from my co-workers and friends on them. Great job!

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