Celebrate Halloween with these super cute and very simple Candy Corn Mummy Sugar Cookies! They are sure to please even the scariest of little monsters this Halloween!
I love sugar cookies frosted with buttercream. Seriously. I am in love. I have made them for Valentine’s Day, Spring (this one too), Easter, Halloween and Christmas every year for the past 30 years probably. All thanks to Betty Crocker.
If you’ve clicked through on any of those links above, you’ll see that the recipe is the same. I have been using the same Betty Crocker sugar cookie recipe for as long as I can remember. I actually own two copies of the Cooky Book it came from. One copy belonged to my mother and one to my grandmother. I hope some day to give one of those to my daughter so that she can teach her daughter the same recipe.
These sugar cookies are thick, fluffy, soft, moist and so full of delicious flavor. They’d be great without frosting, dunked in coffee or even with a side of sliced berries. They are really THE BEST sugar cookie recipe ever.
The dough is incredibly forgiving also. It’s not one of those doughs that lose their texture or flavor if you work them too much. You can roll, cut, reroll and cut again with this dough and you’ll have perfect cookies every time.
This year, I was inspired to make these cookies when I saw them on With Sprinkles on Top. I thought WOW, those are so cute, so simple, I could totally make them with the Betty Crocker recipe! So, that’s what I did. But instead of using the oval, egg shaped cookie cutter… I rolled out the dough and hand cut candy corn shapes.
I actually really like how they aren’t all perfectly the same size and shape. Because really, there are no two candy corns that are exactly the same size or shape either. Heck, most of the time the white tip of the candy has broken off!
Oh, and did I mention the buttercream icing yet? I used my favorite buttercream recipe and added a bit more heavy cream to make it super smooth and spreadable. It’s got great vanilla flavor and perfectly compliments the soft sugar cookie underneath!
So, if you’re looking for a cute, simple and delicious Halloween cookie for your kids classroom for or for a party, these are the cookies for you!