Candy corn sugar cookies in a white bowl with candy corns in bowl.

Easy Candy Corn Sugar Cookies For Halloween Dessert

Halloween is coming up, and you know what that means…

Yummy Halloween cookies and treats! And I’ve got such a treat in store for all you candy corn lovers out there.

These candy corn sugar cookies are not only very tasty but easy to make as well.

You’ll fall in love with this sugar cookie recipe. The end results are soft, melt in your mouth sugar cookies with just the right amount of sweetness.

Candy corns are then pressed into the cookies for a festive Halloween touch.

Stack of candy cane cookies and one sugar cookie with candy corns leaning against the stack. More Halloween cookies in the background, with a white background.

These candy corn cookies are always a big hit with both adults and kids. If you have little ones, it’s a great recipe to have your child help you out with.

Your kids will have so much fun pressing the candy corns into the cookies and I’m sure they’ll sneak a few in the process!

Serving Candy Corn Sugar Cookies For Halloween

One of my favorite ways to serve these candy corn sugar cookies is by arranging them in a serving plate or wide bowl filled with candy corns.

Candy corn cookies in a white bowl filled with candy corns.

Of course, this is optional but it makes a really cute presentation. Plus everyone can eat the candy corns afterward as well.

If you plan on serving your cute Halloween cookies this way, just buy some extra candy corns.

It would also be adorable to serve them over mellowcreme pumpkin-shaped candy corns.

Easy Candy Corn Cookies

These candy corn decorated cookies will surely become everyone’s favorite fall treat!

No one will be able to resist these melt in your mouth and amazingly soft Halloween sugar cookies that are finished off with festive candy corns. Yum!

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

This candy corn cookie recipe is an amazing (non-spooky) Halloween dessert that is guaranteed to be a huge hit for everyone!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup white sugar (granulated)
  • 2 eggs
  • cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup candy corns


  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, vanilla extract and eggs until smoot and fluffy.
  • Then, stir in flour, baking powder and baking soda ito the butter mixture.
  • Make sure you stir eveything together until it is perfectly combined and smooth.
    You should have a non sticky dough. If you find it is too sticky, addan additional ¼ cup of flour.
  • Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 325° for 15 minutes or until the tops of the cookies crack.
  • Remove from the oven and while the cookies are still hot press 2-3 candy corns into the tops of the cookies.
    You can always press in more candy corns if you'd like as well.


  • Below this recipe, you’ll find some alternate ways to make these candy corn sugar cookies. 

Simple Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Recipe Variations

Premade Cookie Dough

While this sugar cookie recipe is super easy to make, if you just don’t have the time, you can use a premade sugar cookie dough.

In a pinch Pilsbury sugar cookies are pretty tasty!

Make your cookies using premade cookie dough and follow the cooking directions on the tube. Then, follow my steps listed in the recipe for adding the candy corns to the cookies.


You may have noticed these sugar cookies aren’t frosted. The sugar cookie combined with the candy corn topping is very sweet on its own.

But, if you want an even more sugary treat, you could always add frosting and place candy corns on top.

They will be very sweet at this point and not for everyone but you may love them this way.

Just don’t say I didn’t warn you about how sweet they would be hehe.

For The Candy Corn Haters In Your Life LOL

So, I realize there are some candy corn haters out there. Candy corns definitely seem to be too sweet for some people.

People seem to either love or hate candy corns, there doesn’t seem to be a middle ground.

I’m assuming because you are checking out this recipe, you love candy corns (or are baking for someone who does).

What’s nice about this recipe though, verses the recipes with candy corns mixed into the batter, is that you can leave out the candy corns on a few of the cookies.

That way, your friends or family members who dislike candy corns can enjoy the plain sugar cookies and everyone else can gobble up the candy corn desserts!

More Cute Halloween Treats:

Pin this candy corn sugar cookie recipe for later!

Candy corn sugar cookie collage. All different images of candy corn baked goods.

Let me know in the comments below how you liked them!

Or, you can always take a pic of your creation and add it to my pin here. I’d love to see how they turned out!

Hope you have a wonderful fall and Happy Halloween!

About the Author

Annie Brown is a frugal living expert and the founder of Savvy Honey.

Her expert advice has also been featured in Buzzfeed, MSN, Yahoo Finance, GOBanking Rates, Woman's Day, The Spruce Crafts, and more.

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