1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest (I used a lemon because I didn't have an orange. I thought it worked out well using both citrus fruits to represent the yellow and orange sections of the candy corn.)
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Orange paste or gel food color
Yellow paste or gel food color
1/2 cup sugar
Line bottom and sides of 9x5-inch loaf pan with waxed paper or plastic food wrap. Set aside.
Combine butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, orange juice, orange zest and salt. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking soda. Beat until well mixed.
Divide dough into thirds. Press one-third of white dough evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Place another one-third of dough back into same bowl. Add small amount of orange food color; mix until color is well blended. Press orange dough evenly over white dough in pan. Place remaining one-third of dough into another medium bowl. Add small amount of yellow food color; mix until color is well blended. Press yellow dough evenly over orange dough in pan. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours or overnight).
Place 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl; set aside.
Heat oven to 375°F. Invert loaf pan to remove dough. Peel off waxed paper. Place layered dough onto cutting surface. Cut loaf crosswise into 1/4-inch slices using sharp knife, trimming edges to make even, if necessary. Cut each slice into 6 wedges. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Immediately place warm cookies in bowl with sugar; roll in sugar to coat. Place cookies onto cooling rack. Cool completely.
Store in loosely covered container.
The recipe states that it yields 15 dozen cookies. I ended up with a lot of cookies, but not 15 dozen. I think it was closer to 10-12 dozen. ENJOY!
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