{Candy Corn Cookies}

This was a really fun recipe to make with my kids. Gotta love a good chocolatey cookie that has a touch of Halloween to it đŸ™‚

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • About 36 candy corns
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter and sugar in a medium bowl; beat  until combined. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Add flour, and cocoa powder and mix until a dough forms.
  • Scoop out level teaspoons of dough, and roll into balls (chill dough briefly if it becomes too soft to handle). Place balls on baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are firm and cookies are dry to the touch  10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; gently press a candy corn into center of each cookie (surface of cookies may crack slightly). Cool on sheets 1 minute; transfer to a rack to cool completely.

*Recipe Source: Martha Stuart 

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