Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars

Remember those sugar cookie bars I made a while back? Yeah, me too. Mmm-mm, were they good. Anyway, I was sitting home by myself last weekend since the mister had to work {boo}, and I found myself craving them. Like hard core. I got all the ingredients to make ’em and then it dawned on me – with Halloween just around the corner, they would be super easy to make into a Halloween-friendly treat! Here’s what I came up with:

I’ve been so excited to share these little babies with you all week long! I’ve learned that people either love candy corn or they hate it. I, for one, don’t really have a preference and have learned that it’s more dependent on the mood I’m in, but for you candy corn haters that still want to enjoy it during this Halloween season, this is the perfect treat for you! Once again, the best part is: no refrigerating and rolling out your cookie dough. Holla!

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/2 cups bread flour (or all-purpose flour is fine)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Orange and yellow food coloring
Frosting:
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract {I used clear vanilla, so the frosting would be more white, but any kind works}
  • A pinch of salt
Directions:
  1. FOR THE COOKIES: Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add egg and combine well.
  4. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until completely blended.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. 
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
  7. Separate the dough into two equal parts and color one half of the parts orange and the other part yellow.
  8. Press the yellow batter into the greased baking dish and spread out to the edges with your hands. {If you butter your hands, this will help with the stickiness. Also, it may seem like it’s not going to cover the bottom of the pan, but don’t worry, it will.}
  9. Spread the orange batter over the yellow batter evenly. {I found it was easier to roll the orange dough out a little with a rolling pin before putting it on the yellow batter.}
  10. After it’s all spread out and ready to go, bake it for 17-20 minutes, or until edges become lightly golden.
  11. Set aside to cool completely.
  12. FOR THE FROSTING: In a medium bowl, cream powdered sugar, butter and half and half until light and fluffy.
  13. Stir in vanilla and salt and combine well.
  14. Frost your cooled cookie bars evenly.
  15. Cut into triangles and serve.

After eating way too many of these, because they’re just so dang good, I finally had to give the rest of them to the gate guards here on base. Otherwise, I would’ve eaten every last bit of them! Hope you like ’em and Happy Halloween folks!

-Sarah
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Comments

  1. says

    OMGosh! These are so cute, and they look so yummy. I love a frosted sugar cookie! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  2. says

    Wow, nice post, there are many person searching about that now they will find enough resources by your post. Thank you for sharing to us. Please one more post about that..hgh

  3. says

    LOVE this! I’m all in for anything creative using sugar cookies! I am so glad I found your cute blog. :) I am new @inkhappi-putting the {i} in happi and a new follower of yours! ~Jillene

  4. says

    These cookies are beautiful and I can’t wait to try them. I am making them right now, in fact. Is it really a 9×13 pan? I’m looking at the dough and it doesn’t seem like nearly enough for a 9×13.

  5. says

    I have the dough made right now and it doesn’t seem like nearly enough for a 9×13 inch pan. I am making them in a 9×9. Thank you so much for the recipe, I can’t wait to taste them.

    • says

      Hey Shannon, you’ll have to let me know how it turns out in the 9×9 pan! It doesn’t seem like it would fit in the 9×13, but if you push it around a lot, it fits and once it bakes, it expands and turns out nice. I’m excited to hear how ours turn out though!

  6. says

    These are adorable… and they look so good! I found this recipe through pinterest… and I believe I will be making them tonight! I’m doing a candy corn recipes series on my blog… so I’m super excited to try these out! I love your site name by the way… it’s adorable. Thanks for sharing! -Jess http://www.frostingandfacials.com

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