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My son just had his half-birthday. I don’t know how many of you do that, but kids seem to love it. Hey, any excuse to get a special treat one more day out of the year!
I may have mentioned before that my son doesn’t like chocolate. So whenever it comes time to bake for him, life gets complicated. Because you know, he’s picky. He’s not fond of caramel either, or certain textures really get to him. But candy? Candy is always okay. And candy corn is even better! And when baked into a cookie?
I used the Halloween Funfetti cake mix to do these. Because really, who can resist Funfetti? The sprinkles in the mix are shaped like bats and pumpkins. That’s kind of impossible to tell, they’re so small. But that’s the idea!
In terms of the cookie dough, I used cake mix. What would better mesh with that extreme sweetness of candy corn than a good cake batter taste? They were the perfect combination. I really couldn’t stop eating these, but more importantly, neither could my son.
It was a good half birthday! Mine’s on Valentine’s Day. Feel free to bake me some cookies then, too!
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients and mix well. Fold in 1/2 cup of the candy corn, reserving the rest.
- Roll the dough into balls about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons in size. Be sure that the bottom and sides of the dough balls have no candy corn sticking out, because they will melt and bleed onto your baking sheet.
- Place the dough on the baking sheet and press candy corn into the top for aesthetic purposes.
- Bake 10-12 minutes until set. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.