Monday, October 20, 2008

Orange-tinted Candy Corn Cookies

I don't make tinted dough very often, but it is really fun and makes cookies a little extra special.
To tint cookie dough, add gel paste food coloring after the dough has come together and knead in by hand. Gel coloring doesn't mix in like the liquid food coloring I grew up with, so kneading it is the way to go. For a really cool marble effect, knead only until there are swirls of color throughout your dough.
Once the flood icing was dried, I went back over the edges and borders of the cookies with some warmed corn syrup (meringue powder mixed with a little water works, too) using a small paintbrush and added some sparkling sugar.

Do you know that October 30th is National Candy Corn Day? I learned that from A Dozen Eggs last week! Who knew? A great snack mix....candy corn and salted peanuts....yum!!!

17 comments:

  1. Cuteness!

    Things like this make m wish it was still Ok to give out non-hermetically sealed treats on Halloween.

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  2. I know what you mean! I remember getting candy apples and popcorn balls when trick-or-treating!

    Even some schools now, won't allow homemade treats...it's terrible! That's why we homeschool! ;) I'm kidding, but I do hate that everything has to be pre-packaged!

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  3. I love the effect of tinting the cookie dough! I do it from time to time! If you add your gel from the start with your sugar and butter it will blend it, unless you want the marble effect.

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  4. I just recently discovered your blog. These are really cute cookies! :)

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  5. These are adorable!! I'm going to try tinting dough one of these days! My daughter is going to be a candy corn for Halloween- I can't wait!!

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  6. Those are really cute! I really need to try my hand at making cute cookies, they just look so fun!

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  7. So many things to make this month...so little time! I love these.

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  8. I do believe that I would like these much better than the real Candy Corn.

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  9. Oh! these are just too cute. I've only tinted my dough once.

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  10. I would never have thought to use corn syrup for sanding sugar, very clever.
    And as a bonus, Emily Rose gave me the idea that I will be a candy corn for Halloween!!
    I hope her daughter and I don't run into each other trick or treating!!

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  11. I agree these would be sooo much better than the real candy corn. What a smart idea ;)

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  12. i was thinking, "i bet bridget makes the cutest halloween cookies!"

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  13. Ah, those are so cute! I love how they are outlined in sugar! You do such a marvelous job decorating your cookies!

    Crazy but I don't like candy corn. But I bet I'd love your candy corn cookies if only I had one to try. :-( Hint, hint! LOL!
    ~ingrid

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  14. Just now found this and your cookies are adorable. WOW!

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  15. And now I can end my despair over what to bring to the preschool Halloween party! Thank you!

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  16. Look delicious I want to try it.

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