October 31, 2013

Cuteness + Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

If you're a regular reader around here, you may remember that we switched Colton's preschool this year.  There were a lot of reasons: we wanted a more nurturing environment, we wanted something with a bit more academics than his other school, we wanted to pay less (like half of what his other one was!).   But there was another reason.  Colton was at a Jewish preschool before, so there was no Halloween, no Valentine's Day, no Christmas (obviously)...and whether I should admit it or not, we I wanted him to do the holidays.
Luckily, he landed at a place that above and beyond satisfies all of the above...including the thing about the holidays!  Yesterday, we were invited to attend Colton's annual costume parade and pumpkin patch performance.  Can you talk about adorable?!?

And even a video of the encore performance Colty and his classmates gave us back in their classroom.  I was honestly astonished that my super shy guy was the loudest singer (or shouter more accurately) in his class!

Sadly, Colton almost didn't make it to the parade and show.  He woke up that morning and I could just tell he was off.  I even thought he had a fever, but our thermometer wasn't registering it (I replaced the thermometer later in the day with a new one and turns out he most likely did have a fever because it registered this time and he was much warmer in the morning...oops!).  Anyways, we decided to take him home after the show instead of sticking around for the class party (parents weren't invited anyway!).  We made sure to leave our contribution, though.
  His teacher had asked me to bring a sweet treat for the occasion, but specifically requested no cupcakes.  So I decided on candy corn sugar cookie bars instead.  And since it is Halloween and all, I figured I'd share the recipe with you in case you're looking for something festive to make as well!
Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • orange and yellow food coloring
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
1.  Preheat oven to 375 and grease 9x13 baking dish.  
2.  Cream butter and sugar until smooth.  
3.  Add in egg and mix until fully incorporated. 
4.  Add in vanilla and sour cream and mix well.  
5.  Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in separate bowl.
6.  Slowly add dry ingredients and stir in well each time.
7.  Divide batter into two halves.  Add yellow food coloring to one and orange to the other.
8.  Spread yellow batter into bottom of 9x13.  You'll have to flatten it out considerably to get it to fill up pan!
9.  Spread the orange batter on top of the yellow.  Again, you will have to flatten it out considerably, so I would either work in sections or roll it with a rolling pin first.  
10.  Bake 18-20 minutes.
11.  Allow to cool completely.
12.  Combine butter, sugar, and milk and beat until light.  Stir in vanilla and salt.  
13.  Spread over cooled cookies.  
14.  Cut into triangles  to serve.

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