When I saw this cute cookie idea from Party Blog, I immediately thought this could be a little time consuming. Then the light bulb came on and I said what a cute, fun idea to keep the kid’s entertained on Thanksgiving Day. You could easily bake some sugar cookies a couple days ahead or throw some store bought sugar cookies in the oven early in the morning. The same goes for the frosting. Then let the kids loose with some Reese Pieces and Green fruit leather (I just saw some at Trader Joe’s). This is a great way to make the kids part of the special day by lending a hand with the desserts. What better incentive to get them to eat a healthy Thanksgiving dinner, so they may indulge in their own corn cookie creations.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Green fruit leather
M&M's or Reese's Pieces candies
1. Using an electric beater, cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix well. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the flour a little at a time until the ingredients are well combined. Chill the dough for several hours or overnight.
2. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Divide the dough into 3 parts. Working on a floured surface with one part at a time, roll out the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Using a knife, cut out corncob shapes about 4 inches long. Place the cookies on ungreased baking sheets and bake for 9 minutes or just until the edges brown. Let the cookies set on the sheets for about 2 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
3. Frost the cooled cookies. Next, use kitchen shears to cut husks from the fruit leather to fit the sides of each cookie. Press the husks in place atop the frosting, with the tips down a bit. Now fill in the middle with candy kernels gently pressed into place. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies.