11.04.2008

Candy Corn Cookies

It's still Fall, and although it is seriously hard to resist the adorable Christmas decorations that are popping up everywhere, I am determined to hold out.  Now, don't ask me if I have listened to Christmas music already, because that's a whole different story!  (And yes, I have.  Just a little bit.  Barely enough to count.)

Last week I hosted our monthly book club and it was a great chance to whip up some fall cookies.  However, I wanted to have a pretty little platter to put the cookies on, and alas, I never registered for one when I got married.  But, I had seen how people created cake platters out of a candlestick and a simple plate (I am sorry, I can't remember where I saw this idea, but it has been floating around!).  Here is what I was able to figure out with a $2 glass plate and 88 cent candlestick from Big Lots (along with some super glue):


How cute did it turn out?  It is not perfect, but when you put little cookies on top, no one is looking for the imperfections!  I shamelessly used Tidy Mom's idea to create candy corn cookies, and I think they turned out so well, along with my pumpkin cookies!

All my Halloween decorations and BOO pumpkins have been put away until next year, but I think these simple fall cookies would be charming through Thanksgiving.  And wait till you see what I did last Thanksgiving with a turkey cookie cutter!  We can hold out, girls!  We don't need to put up the Christmas lights just yet!

P.S. I had someone ask me how I made the cake stand.  It was so easy!  I got some super glue (anything that says it is good to use on glass).  I turned the glass plate upside down, found the exact center with a ruler, and then put glue in that spot.  Then I turned the candlestick upside down too, and stuck it to the plate.  That's it!  I gave it a full 24 hours to dry without moving it, and made sure that I cleaned up any drips before they dried.  I wouldn't run this thing through the dishwasher or anything, but it seems pretty sturdy for holding little cookies and cakes!  



44 comments:

Betsy said...

I love making sugar cookies. I am a fan too of holding out until the day after THANKSGIVING. I use it as time to get shopping down, gifts made, house picked up, and time to be THANKFUL!

Jo said...

Too funny ~ I was listening to Christmas music on Sunday!

I'm trying not to rush through the holidays this year but, to really enjoy them. We'll see how long that actually last :)

Jo

tidymom said...

Your cookies turned out adorable!! Can't wait to see what you did with the turkey cookie cutter!!!

~Tidymom

Darlene said...

Adorable cookies!!! I can't wait to see what you did with the turkey cookie cutter. I have snuck a bit of Christmas music already by my favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

AJ said...

I'm trying to hold out on the Christmas decorations as well. I know I can't do the same for the music;) A radio station here starts playing non-stop Christmas the day after Halloween! Can't wait to see what you do with the turkey cookie cutter!!

The Arthur Clan said...

Those cookies are calling my name ~ yum! And I love the impromptu platter that you put together as well.

Angie in OH

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The cookies are so cute....and I never would have thought to that with the platter....great idea!!

Ok, I have to fess up....about 5 minutes ago as I was driving back home from dropping Nick at school, I thought about ripping out the christmas boxes after I vote....how bad am I? I don't think I can hold out....HELP!!!

southerninspiration said...

Love the plate idea and love the cookies....very cute!
Great job and very resourceful!
Suzanne

Wendy said...

Cute cookies...and the cake plate looks great! I can hold out on Christmas decorating until Thanksgiving...but the day after that ALL the Christmas stuff comes out! (but the music, yeah, that is another story...)

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

I love the cookies, so cute. I'm jealous of your book club, the idea is just so great :) What book are you reading?

Fran said...

Cute Cookies! I have been wanting to make me a pedestal tray also. Yours turned out good. And you are right, it looks great with cookies on it. We worry about too much don't we?

Last year, I decorated for Christmas the weekend before Thanksgiving. I must say that last year I was so relaxed during the Christmas season because everything was decorated and all I had to do was shop and enjoy the decorations.

Fran

Michelle said...

The cake plate turned out great and the cookies are so pretty! I'm trying so hard not to get out my Christmas tree!

Michelle

Lisa said...

Yummy!!! Those cookies are adorable. I'm sure they are very tasty too! : )

Screaming Meme said...

I love them! They look so good! I wish I could be apart of your monthly book club! How fun is that! Love ya,girly...Meme

coco said...

Christmas music is a different story...no decorations around here until Dec. 1 but music might already be happening! It puts me in a good "planning" mood.

Jboo said...

OOOOH -- love your platter and your cookies look very very yummy! Must go raid some Halloween candy this very minute!

Have a fun day!

Janet

Sweet Simplicity said...

I agree with the Christmas decor! Your platter turned out really nice! And those cookies look delish!!

The Golf Widow said...

Guilty of the christmas music, but I love it all year!

Neat platter idea!Your pumpkin cookies were great, too. My MIL makes candy corn cookies but she actually tints the cookie dough for each layer. I love the icing idea. Too cute!

The sunset was beautiful in your Halloween Pics...It just looked so Fall.

Joanna said...

Sounds tasty, and they are so cute!

Shannon said...

Love the pedestal stand idea! Adorable cookies, too!

When we lived in Ohio, I bought several handmade cookie cutters from an artisan at the Yankee Peddler Festival. A candy corn cutter was one of them. I've made them every year since for Halloween!

P.S. My Elvis Presley Christmas, Michael Buble and the Chipmunks (for the kids) have been in rotation since the air started to turn crisp here (early October) and I'm not one bit ashamed ( :

Angie said...

I love those cookies!! They are so cute! What kind of icing do you use? I really like the way it looks on the cookies.

Shannon said...

I was completely amazed on Saturday and Sunday when I saw several people putting up Cmas lights!

I love your cookies! So cute! I made one of those candlestick plates and saw it from My Romantic Home. So no telling where it originated! :)

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Truly adorable! Glad you're holding out. ;-)

Sheila

Aleta said...

How adorable! I loove the candy corn cookies ~ never seen that before. Excellent idea on decorating for the cake holding idea!

Emily said...

Cute cookies. Love the cookie platter.

Carolina Mama said...

You did great. Thank you thank you - we can and we will hold out! And we do listen early to Christmas music. :)

Love the plate idea, I have never seen it. How did you do it? Can you send/post a step 1,2,3 of it? :)

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duchess said...

Cute cookies & no Christmas decor here until the weekend after Thanksgiving. :)

Angie said...

Cute stand and cookies! I am weakening about the Christmas decorations - I am ready to get them down! I'll see how long I can hold out!

Tara said...

There you go again...giving out adorable ideas...that cost almost nothing. You should see my little post-it note here with my list of things to do...thanks to all your adorable ideas!! ;O)

Our Complete Family said...

Carrie~ I bet your book club gals loved the cookies & the great presentation! It turned out so great!
My hubby is due back in tonight so I'm holding off putting Halloween away until he can trudge down from the attic with the Rubbermaids.
He leaves again in a week and comes home on 24 Nov and goes out again from 1-16 December.
I might just have to have him help me get trees up before Turkey day.
I'm trying to hold out though girl!!!
Happy Tuesday~ Hugs, Les

Amanda said...

Cute! Good work on the cake platter- TJ Maxx always has cute, affordable ones too...Have great day!

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

Hi Miss Carrie, My real name is Jamie :) Thanks for letting me know about the book :) I'm going to see if I can check it out from the Library :) I do sell on ebay & I sell clothing for the whole family. I buy from outlets & I have been able to build relationships with the managers so that they will hold things for me & let me know when a great sell is coming. My goal is to buy things at least 75% off or more & then sell them for right around 50% off retail. If you have any other questions, just ask :) Have a great day :)

jennykate77 said...

My mom always says we must give thanks first! I'm like you and I'm trying my darndest to steer clear of the Christmas decorations and just focus on the now. I love Thanksgiving too...there are so many things to be thankful for. The cookies you made are darling...and I'm totally going to steal the idea of the plate and candlestick! That's brilliant!

Have a great Tuesday!

p.s. I listen to Christmas music all year. ;)

Ms. Tee said...

Your cookies are adorable. :) You know, I saw someone make pizza slices that looked like candy corn - they were really cute. they used mozzarella, and 2 other orange-y cheeses. That's what I thought was in your photo when I first saw it. I'm so curious to see what you did with your turkey cookie cutter!

blueladybug said...

The cookies are so adorable!! I actually heard Christmas music this morning while I was in Walmart! I refuse to put up any Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see what you do with the turkey cookie cutter.

Jodee Leader said...

Are you serious -- $2.88?! What a great idea! Your cookies look delicious too!

I am busy as a bee being inspired by you. We just painted two picture frames and hung them with cute ribbon. I can't wait to post them!

Nancy said...

Love the creativity of your platter!

Sarah said...

The cookies look oh so yummy!

PS. I got out my Christmas CD's just a few minutes ago...don't tell anyone!

Kris said...

Those look so cute!! How fun for Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see the turkeys!

Nicole said...

Your candy corn cookies are adorable! They look sooooooooo good!!!

Busy Bee said...

Very darling sugar cookies. I have decided to delete my blog. Just too time consuming...I have felt so free the last few days! Also there was a special on TV about blogs, so also for security reasons. Thanks for all of your help. I will still be visiting your blog! You are too talented! Have a good day.
Stephanie

AndreaLeigh said...

I'm refusing to even thank about christmas because I want to live in the moment and enjoy a month of thankfulness and the holiday. don't tempt me! lol. those cookies look delish.

Carolina Mama said...

You are too kind. Thanks for spelling it out for me. I couldn't quite visualize it. I think I need to get the parts and just read it step-for-step and do it. :) Stay tuned. :)

Thanks for doing that!