Sunday, October 31, 2010

Candy Corn Cookies

Today is Halloween.Here is a fun cookie for satisfying that sweet tooth of the little goblins,witches or monsters in your family.Wish you all a happy and safe Halloween.
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt

Orange paste food color
2  oz semisweet chocolate, melted, cooled

 Mix the butter, egg, vanilla and almond extract together in one bowl with electric mixer or hand mixer
 In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients, together combine the wet and Dry ingredients. On work surface, place 3/4 cup dough. Knead desired amount of food color into dough until color is uniform. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan.Divide remaining dough in half. Gently press one half of remaining dough into pan on top of orange dough. On work surface, knead chocolate into remaining dough until color is uniform. Press over plain dough in pan, pressing gently to edge of pan. Refrigerate 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F. Remove dough from pan. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cut each slice into 5 wedges. On ungreased cookie sheet, place wedges 1 inch apart.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set and edges are very light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container.

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