Candy Corn Cookies Recipe

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These Candy Corn sugar cookies are so cute and the perfect addition to any Halloween, or Thanksgiving party. With step-by-step directions below, even a notice can get the job done. You can find many of the items needed on Amazon. I have included links below for your convenience.

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Candy Corn Cookies
Cookie Ingredients:
  • 5 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ C soft unsalted butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
Icing Ingredients:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • Orange, golden yellow & black gel food coloring
  • Candy eyes
Cookie Directions:
  1. Cream softened butter with sugar until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add all 4 eggs at one time and continue to mix.
  3. Add vanilla and continue mixing.
  4. Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  6. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  7. Form the dough into a ball and wrap completely in cling wrap.
  8. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight (dough should be firm).
  9. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  10. Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  11. Place flour on a wood cutting board (clean countertops will work just fine), rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if necessary).
  12. Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
  13. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  14. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  15. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  16. Remove cookies from the cookie sheet and place on a wire rack to completely cool.
Icing Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  2. If icing is not stiff enough add ¼ C powdered sugar.
  3. Divide icing in to 6 bowls.
  4. In bowl #1 add 4 TBSP of icing and several drops of black gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
  5. Divide the rest of the icing equally between three bowls.
  6. In bowl #2 add several drops of orange gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. In bowl #3 add several drops of golden yellow gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
  7. The last bowl of icing it remains white.
  8. Spoon each icing into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips.... twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
Basic Directions for icing:
  1. Follow the colors and accent colors as displayed on each cookie.
  2. First, outline each cookie.
  3. Allow the icing outline at least 30 seconds to dry before filling that part of the cookie in with the other icing*. ( After outlining all of these cookies squeeze some the remaining icing into a bowl and add 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency .) Leave some of the icing in the frosting bag for additional accent work on each of the cookies. Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.
Candy Corn:
  1. Outline the top third of the candy corn in white.
  2. Using the thinner icing fill in the top third of the candy corn in white icing. Allow to dry slightly.
  3. Outline the center part of the candy corn with orange. Allow this to dry slightly before filling it in with orange icing. Allow to dry a little bit.
  4. Outline the bottom third of the candy corn in golden yellow allowing it to dry slightly before filling this part in with more golden yellow icing.
  5. Using black icing draw a mouth and two eye brows. Place the candy eyes under the eye brows.
  6. Allow 5-10 hours to dry.


Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

You guys…. Fall is almost HEEERE!  Yesterday Kasey posted this totally amazing-looking Loaded Pumpkin Blondies - which reminded me about this older recipe for carrot cake blondies that are also perfectly suited for Fall!
Here’s an uncommonly easy recipe for Carrot Cake Blondies that will take you 10 minutes of prep time and half an hour in the oven.  So you’ve got about 40 minutes until you can stuff these in your face with a glass of milk.
You’ll need a boxed carrot cake mix, any kind should do, and a couple eggs and butter.  If you have that, you’re ready to roll on basic blondies.
Now, I added in a White Chocolate Chips to balance out the word carrot – but my scant 1/2 cup wasn’t really enough.  Go with a full cup if you know what’s good for you.   Not done tampering, I also added a couple tablespoons of applesauce to my recipe to see if they would turn out a bit more moist – but I found that it didn’t affect the finished product in a noticeable way.  Still – if you have applesauce to hand, might as well go ahead and toss in a little.  That way you can say that this counts as eating your vegetables AND fruits. ;)
Put the eggs, melted butter, applesauce and cake mix in a bowl and  blend it all together with a hand mixer until it’s a thick pasty consistency.  Then hand-stir in the white chocolate chips.


Here’s what it looks like after you squish it down in the pan and spread it evenly with the back of your spoon….


And here’s what it looks like 25 – 30 minutes later….


And here’s what it looks like once you drizzle some white chocolate over the top….


And here’s what it looks like when you sit down with a glass of milk and call all the kids in for a yummy treat, just because you are the best mom ever.

These went over so well, I’m thinking I’ll make them for Easter as well, except I’ll probably put cute little icing carrots on top.  :)  Let us know how they turn out for you!

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe


  • 1 Boxed Carrot Cake Mix
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 5 Tablespoons of Melted Butter (that's just a spoonful more than 1/2 stick)
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Tablespoons of Applesauce
  • Extra white chocolate chips for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  
  2. Spray a 9 x 13" glass baking dish or cake pan with cooking spray.  
  3. In a mixing bowl, blend cake mix, eggs, melted butter and applesauce on medium until fully incorporated.  
  4. Stir in white chocolate chips and spread into greased pan.  
  5. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  6. Melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate and a 1/4 tsp of shortening in the microwave for 20 seconds, stir until smooth.  
  7. Drizzle across the blondies and let cool on a baking rack for 30 minutes.

Cake Mix Cookie Bars Recipe



Here’s a super-handy recipe for Cake Mix Cookie Bars!

Having kids in school means lots of parties, banquets and the giving of teacher appreciation gifts.  If you need a quick easy idea for a treat to bring, you may want to try out these Cake Mix Cookie Bars!  This recipe is so easy and quick – it’s my go-to recipe when it come to last-minute classroom treats.

Plus – you can customize it with any flavor cake mix (Chocolate for brownie-like bars, orange or lemon for summery bars!)

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Very Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

Very Strawberry Cupcakes

Even though I am very committed to a healthy eating lifestyle, we still have cheat days. On those days, I choose my very favorite sweet treat and enjoy every single last bite. In the summertime, I especially love anything with strawberries. These Very Strawberry Cupcakes are the perfect treat for a cheat day sweet! They reminds me so much of my grandmother’s 6 layer Strawberry Cake, but it’s much easier to make!  [Read more...]

Best Father’s Day Dessert Ideas


Best Father’s Day Dessert Ideas

When I was combing through our dessert archives choosing our 10 best Father’s Day dessert ideas – I started wondering… what exactly makes a dessert good for Father’s Day?

Three things seem to fit the criteria best:

a) Anything with chocolate or peanut butter in abundance (preferably both!)

b) Anything nostalgic – if it’s like mom or grandma used to make, it’s probably going to tug on his heart strings

c) Anything that’scrazy-fattening

Even if dad isn’t a big dessert guy, Father’s Day is really just a perfect excuse to make a dessert you want to eat and then ask him how he likes his gift as you help yourself to seconds ;)

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

These Peanut Butter No-Bake cookies are one of our top-pinned recipes – and just perfect for the peanut butter lovin’ dad.  You won’t even have to heat up the kitchen to make these!

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Best Ever Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

If dad has a sweet tooth, this will definitely not disappoint!  The combination of chocolate, nuts, marshmallows and butter equal heaven on a plate :)

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Double Chocolate Cake Recipe

Speaking of chocolate…. this double chocolate cake will NOT disappoint in the chocolate department!  Kasey made this cake for me before and oh-my-lanta was it awesome!



Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Some dads just are not fans of chocolate.  I know – total crazy talk – but it’s true.  Satisfy a sweet tooth that leans toward something more refreshing and creamy with this Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!  The kids can help line up the little white chocolate chips around the edges or sprinkle with lemon zest instead.


Easy Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe

You don’t have to be from Kentucky to appreciate a pecan pie that invited chocolate chips to the party.  SO GOOD – but so EASY.

And a close cousin to Derby Pie recipe is Kasey’s mom’s German Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe!  It includes coconut, which is not my favorite but some dads love :)


Best Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Speaking of pies – this Buttermilk Pie recipe is going to knock dad’s socks off.   It’s straight out of Kasey’s mom’s recipe book and bound to satisfy a southern sweet tooth ;)


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Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Speaking of nostalgic recipes, this cake is full of nuts and memories – this one is the MOST requested recipe at Southern Living for a reason.  We all want to travel back in time and taste those desserts our grandparents made again :)


Giant Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie Cake

This one is  so simple and so yummy.  So yummy that everyone had half-finished theirs before I could whip my camera out for a pretty picture.  You’ll have to use your imagination on this one.  If you can stuff store-bought cookie dough into a cake pan and spread soft ice cream on it – you can do this!


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

We used heart-shaped pb cups for these Valentine’s Day desserts but you can just sub out normal peanut butter cups for Father’s Day



Fish Cake

If dad is more of a cake guy – a theme cake is always fun for Father’s Day.  This fish cake would be cute for the angler dad!  For that matter, the Nascar dad might like a Racecar Cake – although it’s more fun for the kids to make probably ;)

Pool Party Fish Cake Recipe (Great for Father’s Day too!)




UPDATE: This would be such a fun Father’s Day cake as well, for the fishing dad!

To celebrate summer break – the kids and I made this fun Pool Party Fish Cake and invited the neighborhood kids over for cake and water games!  Check out our post on 15 water games HERE!

It turned out super cute – and would be appropriate for any pool party, summertime soiree or even Father’s Day for the fishing dad.  Here’s how to make your own Pool Party Fish Cake.

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