Thursday, October 24, 2019

Scary Candy Corn Cookies #Halloween @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: I had high hopes for offering you an easy way out for Halloween treats. As you can see in the photo above, instead I'd classify this as a recipe fail. (Although honestly, one tray didn't look this bad and I served those. These messy cookies we popped into the freezer and we've been enjoying them ever since. Just don't break a tooth on the candy corn brittle.) If I was a real baker rather than a writer who cooks and bakes, I would have tried them over and over until I figured out what went wrong. But no time! My suggestion? Make the chocolate chip cookies and serve the candy corn on the side.:)

If you must try, here's what I did...


one recipe Toll House cookie dough plus 2 tsp cornstarch
1 cup candy corn

Make the Toll House cookie dough as directed on the package with two changes--add the 2 tsp cornstarch to the dry ingredients and substitute one cup of candy corn for a cup of chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 for about 9 minutes--watch carefully or you'll have a burned mess!

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  1. The candy corn and chocolate sounds like such a great Halloween combo! I'll bet the cookies tasted yummy despite how they looked :)

  2. Are candy corn and candy eyes related?
    Looks like similar problems baking either of them.
    Chocolate chip cookies with candy corn pressed on to the outside after baking?
    Still sounds like a tasty, albeit not beautiful, treat.

    1. Libby, I had put some of the dough in the refrigerator to bake later, and when I baked those cookies, the chilling seemed to help them keep their shape.

    2. Interesting. So by not spreading much they reduced the corn mess.

  3. Cool! Those look good. As far as the messy part, I think it kind of works for Halloween.

  4. We've all had our failures! But if the ingredients were good, they're usually still edible if not pretty!

  5. They did taste good even though they looked ugly! And we liked the melted orange part – it tasted like candy corn brittle. As my husband said though, don’t break a tooth on it!

  6. Anything with candy corn, regardless of how it looks, is right up my alley. I love that stuff! Too bad I read this earlier because I just made toll house cookies and would gladly have made the substitution.

  7. What a fun post! Shared on FB. :) ~ Daryl