Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Candy Corn Cookie Cake

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

Do you "do it up" for Halloween...
as in decorate your house, dress up your pets, put on a costume,
 or host a Halloween party?
I don't do that much, really. 

My Halloween decor is pretty minimal, I haven't dressed up my dog or myself in several years, and I can't remember the last Halloween party I went to.

But I do love handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters.
We get a lot of traffic in our neighborhood, 
because of the "Candy Man" who lives around the corner.
 Last year, we went through 260 bags in under two hours.
I'm thinking that because Halloween falls on a Friday this year, 
we could possibly get 300-400 kids.
Heaven help me if I'm wrong, and I'm left with all that candy. 

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

What I do enjoy is baking Halloween treats for Junior Goo Shoes, and his friends. 
I guess I'd rather decorate baked goods than my house, lol, 
although I did make some pretty "fancy" Halloween  candy centerpieces ;)

When I was searching for Halloween baking ideas,
a Candy Corn Cookie Cake caught my eye.
Eye candy, literally!
It was a good excuse to use the new cookie cake pan I just bought,
plus, I could use up some of that candy corn I bought for the centerpieces!

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

The best part is, it's super-easy, and uses only three ingredients. 

The directions on the pan call for 18 oz. of refrigerated cookie dough.
I could only find 16 oz. packages, so I had to open a second package to have enough, which was kind of annoying
(I used Trader Joe's Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough).

I broke the dough into pieces, and scattered them around the pan.
Then, I pressed them together to form a circle, but not all the way to the edge, as the dough spreads when baked.

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

Here's one thing I learned the hard way...
the instructions say to cool the cookie in the pan on a rack for five minutes, 
and then turn it over to release and cool completely.

Uh, no. That didn't work.
The cookie was still too hot, and crumbled into pieces.
Oops.
Do-over. 

The second time, I let the cookie cool completely in the pan,
and it came out like a dream.

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

After the cookie cooled, I spread it with a thin coating of chocolate icing, 
so the candy corn had something to adhere to.
 I arranged the candy corn in a pinwheel design.

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

It's purdy, isn't it?

It will surely stand out in a crowd of desserts, don't you think?

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

 Now, here's the thing...it's REALLY sweet.
So, although I cut a large wedge for the purpose of these photos,
I recommend cutting it into 16 pieces, because otherwise, you may have kids bouncing around from sugar rushes for three days straight. 

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE
Recipe adapted from With Sprinkles On Top
Yield: 16 pieces

18 oz. refrigerated cookie dough
1 16 oz. can of frosting (there will be some left over)
1 bag candy corn (you will need approximately 60 pieces)

Generously grease a cookie cake pan

Cut cookie dough into chunks, and scatter around the pan.

Flatten pieces and press together to form a circle, but not all the way to the edge of the pan. Leave about 1/2" - 3/4", since dough will spread as it bakes. 

Bake cookie according to package directions (mine took about 15 minutes at 350F). 

Cool cookie completely in pan; then invert and release from pan, using a butter knife to loosen the sides and bottom, if necessary.

Spread a thin coat of frosting on the top side of the cookie.

Arrange candy corn in pinwheel pattern, starting in the center. 

CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

Remember, a little goes a long way, so slice the cookie into 16 pieces.

Enjoy! 
 
CANDY CORN COOKIE CAKE- Just 3 ingredients to make this eye-catching Halloween treat!  #CandyCorn #CookieCake #Halloween

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19 comments:

  1. Love this - festive without looking like it's for kids. Pinning!

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  2. Love this - festive without looking like it's for kids. Pinning!

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  3. To Ms Toody Goo Shoes other followers - I saw this cookie cake this past weekend when I was invited for one of her delicious brunches. I must admit it was too sweet for me to taste it. The reall truth is that there were other baked goods served which pulled me in their direction and I had to make a choice. BUT it was wonderful looking. Any kid would get a real smile on his/her face after seeing it and eating it.

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  4. That is so cute! Heaven forbid that you would have left-over candy after the 31st!!! I have to beg our country neighbours to bring their kids over for treats - thus there are only 1 or 2. Hmmm - how much candy should I buy??

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  5. We don't get any trick or treaters here, so in the interest of my not desiring to add to my girth I don't buy any candy. I do miss seeing all of those cute little dressed up kids. xo Laura

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  6. I could definitely eat a piece of this! Chocolate and candy corn...yum! Love the easiness of it too! pinned!

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  7. That Cookie and Corn cake looks spectacular - a fit centrepiece for any table - good for a kid's birthday cake too :)

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  8. Oh, I just gained two pounds reading this one! Love this idea --

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  9. I can only imagine how sweet that is! I love how pretty it is though. It would be so cute for a Halloween party.

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  10. This is such a fun treat Amy. I would love to sample a slice! Halloween is one of my favorite celebrations :)

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  11. Thanks for sharing this cute idea. I love to eat candy corn. '-)

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  12. This is such a beautiful cake!!
    I really must recheck if we have hear candy-corn

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  14. This is wonderful! I think it's the best cookie cake I've ever seen! I was also told that today is National Candy Corn Day so this is perfect!

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  15. Well that is way cool! The kids would love it!
    Sherry

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  16. The candy corn looks great on top of this yummy sounding cookie cake.

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