I love fall! At this time of year there's always a feeling in the air that I can't describe, but it makes me happy. Maybe it conjures up contented memories from the past that I can't pinpoint, but anyway, it's a feeling that I like!
Along with this time of year comes pumpkin patches, pumpkin baking, decorating fun, fall-themed cookies, and of course, Halloween! We all know that Halloween means candy, and I don't think there is a more iconic Halloween candy than candy corn!
Last year I had the idea of making a candy corn cookie pizza, which I did (though it wasn't as cute as this one, if I do say so myself), and I only posted one photo on my facebook page and never did a blog post.
Yesterday, I decided to finally use this Pillsbury, boxed pumpkin cookie mix (I could not pass it up on the sale rack for 75 cents!) that has been in my pantry for a short while. I'm so glad I did! It was the perfect tasty base for my fall cookie pizza! My husband loved it too!
It was super simple to make because I also used store-bought frosting. :)
I did use my own royal icing for the facial details, since I had some already made.
This little guy is cute, but I ate him anyway.
This cookie pizza would be such a fun Halloween party dessert, or fall birthday dessert (we have a few in our family, with another coming soon!), or just make one any fall day to make it a little extra special.
It's too easy, tasty and cute to pass up!
Candy Corn Cookie Pizza
One boxed cookie mix of your choice (or you can make a homemade dough)
2 tubs store-bought white/vanilla buttercream frosting (or homemade)
Yellow, orange and black gel food coloring
Royal icing for facial details (or use some of the buttercream frosting)
Decorating bags/tips (optional) or sandwich baggie
Small, off-set spatula (optional) or knife
Directions(refer to photo collage above):
1. Mix cookie dough and plop it onto the middle of the round pan (I used a pizza stone).
2. Use your hands (just washed:)) to pat the dough into a big circle (I put a bit of flour on my hands to make it easier and not so sticky).
3. Bake according to directions on box or recipe (I had to bake it about twice as long as the box stated, for the giant cookie). Allow cookie to cool (keep on pan).
4. Tint some of the frosting orange, and some yellow. Keep a small amount white for the middle circle.
5. Put some of the white, untinted frosting in the middle of the cookie (I used a decorating bag with no tip) and spread with a small, offset spatula (or knife), into a circle.
6. Spread the next portion of the cookie round with the orange icing.
7. Spread the yellow frosting around the outer edge of the cookie.
8. Decorate the face: I used a decorating bag and tip (#5 for the whites of the eyes), #2 tip for the black pupil and smile, and a #1 tip for the small white dot to finish the eye detail (another option would be to purchase candy eyes). You could use a plastic sandwich bag filled with the icing, and make a small cut in one of the corners to apply the facial details, if you don't have decorating bags/tips.