Candy Corn Cookie Pops
This is the first time I have used buttercream frosting on a sugar cookie and I love it! You should give it a try because you won’t have anything to worry about. No colors bleeding together. No drying time before you add your next color. Nothing! It seemed like a little cookie magic was taking place on my kitchen table!
The only problem I found with using buttercream on sugar cookies is stacking the cookies once they are made. If they are stacked, even hours later, they can get smashed. My solution was to make cookie pops so they would be on a stick instead of a platter.
Supplies for Candy Corn Cookie Pops:
Candy Corn Cookie Cutter
Cookie Pop Sticks
The following Decorating tips:
Buttercream Frosting in the following colors:
When coloring buttercream frosting or royal icing it is best if you use a gel food color such as Wilton or AmeriColor instead of liquid food such as McCormick color you get from the grocery store. The reason being the liquid food color will add liquid to your icing and frosting and mess with the consistency. Food gels will thin it slightly but work very well.
Bake your sugar cookies on a cookie pop stick by placing a stick on a baking sheet and then lay the cutout candy corn dough on top. Bake according to your recipe directions. Once the cookies are baked the stick will hold the cookie.
Allow the cookies to cool completely before you begin decorating them.
With the leaf tip #352 make a few squiggly lines of icing on the tip of the candy corn cookie.
Use a turkey lacer, toothpick or a Boo Boo stick to wipe the excess frosting off of the side of the cookie.
Next, add a few squiggly lines with the orange icing and decorating tip #116.
Then, make a few wavy lines with the yellow icing and tip #102.
This is a great project to make with the kids. Watch this video to see how easy it actually is.
If you want to make a candy corn cookie pop with a funny face, add two tick tacks and a couple of royal icing eyes because that will definitely give your little candy corn a goofy look that will make people laugh!
Now that I have used buttercream frosting on a set of cookies I am going to do it again and again. It is fun and tastes really good and I think you should give it a try and make a little magic on your kitchen table too!
More Candy Corn Cookies:
Simple Candy Corn Cookies
Candy Corn Button Candy
The Happiest Little Candy Corn Cookies
I’ve used buttercream frosting on my cookies for years, passed down from my great-grandmother.. Easy to work with with and the the cookies taste “WONDERFUL”
I should come to your house and you can teach me a thing or two! 😉
As always — another good tutorial. Love these. Love using a crusting buttercream on my cookies, too. Sanding sugar looks great on it, too. The buttercream I use is a combo of butter and shortening and I love that I can change of the icing with different emulsions as this seems to take the flavors better than RI.
YUM! Emulsions sound great. I need to try that. Thanks for the tip!
I love your candy corn cookies! I saw your video (and loved that too) on Facebook the other day. These are really cute cookies Lisa! 🙂
Thanks Karen! You are so sweet!
These are so cute, and you always do such a fantastic job on the videos! Buttercream is so yummy! I need to follow your lead, Lisa! 🙂