White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies are the perfect treat for fall! They’re chewy and loaded with chunks of candy corn and white chocolate chips.
Raise your hand if fall is your favorite time of year! It might be because my birthday is in October, but I absolutely love all the things about fall. Especially fall desserts! Besides this candy corn cookie recipe, I love baking Pumpkin Banana Cake. Looking for something quicker that doesn’t require an oven? Try these No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies!
This recipe was originally posted October 2013 and revamped in September 2020!
White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies Recipe
It was a random moment that led me to making these cookies. All I know is that I need to add pretzel pieces in there too because the mix of the three is just SO GOOD.
Check out these comments from readers!
- I just made these today and they turned out great! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
- When I saw these I had a “why didn’t I think of that” moment. So cute!
- Oh my goodness, YUM! I love candy corn, it’s one of my favorite things about the Halloween season, can’t wait to try this recipe!
These cookies really are quite tasty and a lot of fun for this time of year.
Will Candy Corn Melt in the Oven?
Yes, candy corn will most definitely melt in the oven. In fact, it can be quite messy when it does melt! It turns to liquid. I have since altered this recipe because the first time I made it I mixed the candy corn right into the dough. Let’s just say it didn’t go well with most of the people who tried the recipe.
Here are some of the comments after readers mixed the candy corn into the dough:
- Just made these cookies. I followed the directions exactly and they look nothing like the picture. Candy corn melt at high temps, no getting around that. They taste good, but I won’t make them again.
- The very same thing happened to me, but I didn’t want to admit it.
- Candy corn just melted to pan and ruined all the cookies. Probably better if you make dough put on pan and hand put candy corn on top of cookies and lower the temperature.
And that last comment is exactly how I changed the recipe! The recipe now states that the candy corn are added to the cookies immediately after being removed from the oven. This technique works so much better and it’s mess free! I sure appreciate all the reader feedback on this recipe.
What is the Flavor of Candy Corn?
Candy corn layers are marshmallow, vanilla, and a buttery caramel. Combined they make something that people really love or really hate. Haha
I love desserts with candy corn in the recipe. Here’s a list of some of my other favorite treat recipes that use candy corn!
- This gooey mix is loaded with textures and flavors that will make you want to snack on it till it’s gone!
- Oreo cookies, white chocolate, pretzels, and, of course, candy corn combine to make this decadent Halloween treat!
- Three layers of sweet and salty goodness in a tiny little bite-sized treat!
- Marshmallowy popcorn balls are stuffed full of classic Halloween candies!
- Peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, coconut, and candy corn piled high on a graham cracker crust!
How Many Cookies Does This Recipe Make?
This recipe makes four dozen (48) white chocolate candy corn cookies.
Time to pull out the mixer and make White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies! Feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me if you have any questions or to let me know what you think of the recipe!
White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies
- stand mixer or electric hand mixer
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- cookie sheet
- silicone baking mat
- cookie scoop
- medium mixing bowl
- wooden spoon
- 1 c. butter softened
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 small box vanilla instant pudding
- 2 3/4 c. flour
- 3/4 c. white chocolate chips
- 3/4 c. candy corn
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Cream together butter and both sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine baking soda, salt, pudding, and flour. Whisk together then slowly add to the butter mixture.
- Add white chocolate chips to the dough and mix with a wooden spoon. Cover the dough and place in the fridge.
- Use a small cookie scoop to form dough into balls. Place 12 cookie dough balls spaced apart evenly on a cookie sheet topped with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Bake 8-10 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. Remove cookies from the oven and immediately top with 2-3 candy corns.
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