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 Happy Fall, everyone!

Or , should I say, Happy Baking Season. 
Which is, of course, my favorite season of all.
(Say a special prayer for my hips, would ya?)

I’m happy to be sharing this recipe with you today as part of the 
GE Café™  Appliance Progressive Meal Campaign.
 

GE Café™    has recently put two new products on the market that look fabulous. But then, anything that makes baking and cooking easier looks fabulous to me. Let me tell you a bit about them.

The GE Café™ Double Oven Range is an appliance perfect for those of us that want the convenience of having two separate ovens, but don’t necessarily have the space for two full double ovens. It’s a wonderful creation.

The GE Café™ Advantium 120V is a speedcook oven. It lets you cook with the power of four ovens in one. Combining microwave, convection, halogen, and ceramic heat technology. That means you can heat up your leftover mac and cheese, and bake a casserole, or rolls, or cookies…all in the same appliance. Get out of town! I am telling you the truth ; What a great idea. 
GE Café™ and BlogHer are pleased as punch to be giving away one GE CaféTM Advantium 120V.  (That’s the speedcook oven I just mentioned.) To enter to win , please visit the GE CaféTM Prizes & Promotions Page  and share your favorite fall recipe or idea between 10/20/11 – 11/9/11. .
BlogHer is also giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card to one of you lucky readers.To enter the giveaway , just leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite fall recipes. You don’t need to leave the whole recipe, just the title. 🙂
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be
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Please visit the Official Rules .

Please feel free to visit the other bloggers participating in this campaign. Just click on the picture unit you see below and more great fall recipes, along with additional opportunities to win  $100 will be available to you. 

                               

Now, would you like to see how to make these fun Candy Corn Cookies? Ok then, let’s make ’em.

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
Time: 90 minutes
Yield: 48 cookies
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
Cookies:
2 white cake mixes (I used Duncan Hines)
1 C melted butter
2 eggs
5 T sour cream
1/4 C flour
1/2 t almond extract (or vanilla)
1/2 t yellow food coloring gel
1/2 t orange food coloring gel
Frosting:
6 T softened butter
3 C powdered sugar
1/4 t almond extract (or vanilla)
4-5 T milk
COOKIES

1. Mix all cookie ingredients (except the food coloring!) in a stand mixer or with a wooden spoon until nicely combined. 
2. Split the dough into thirds. Add the yellow food coloring to one section and the orange to another. Split each color into two sections.
3. With a rolling pin roll each section (you should have 6 now, 2 of each color) into a rectangle. Mine were about 9 inches long
…and 4 inches wide. Now, you don’t need to be this exact. The most important thing is that all of the sections are rolled out to be about the same size. Don’t worry about it being perfect. Perfect is EXTREMELY overrated and not very fun, actually.
3. Take a pizza cutter and cut each triangle into thirds.
4. Gently place a yellow, orange and white strip of dough together. Press the seams down a bit with your fingers so they begin to stick. Again with the , “they don’t need to be perfect.” If the strips break a bit while you are moving them around, don’t sweat it! Just press them back together and all will be well.
  
5. Take a sharp knife and cut the strips into triangles.
  
You can see here that there are two little triangles left at each end. I actually ended up rolling these into balls and baking them as round cookies. You could do that, or just eat the dough. Or just bake some small triangles. Whatever suits your fancy.
 6. Gently place each cookie on a cookie sheet. I used a spatula, slipping it under each triangle to help assist it to the sheet. Some of them came apart just a bit, but no worries! Just press the seams back together on the sheet. The baking really helps to fuse them together. 
7. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. (For Convection Ovens , bake at 325 for 6 1/2 minutes.)  Let them cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
FROSTING
 
1. In a stand mixer, or with hand -held beaters, mix all frosting ingredients except the food coloring. Beat it well! You want it to have a bit of a whipped feel to it. 
2. Divide the frosting into thirds and place in separate bowls. Color the frosting with the food coloring.
3. Place each color in its own zip lock bag and tie the top with a twist tie. Cut a small tip in the end and decorate your cookies as desired! 
Good Luck! Have a fun time!
                                  

                                 




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50 Comments

  1. 1
    October 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is Pumpkin Soup. It's been a family recipe (and tradition) for over 20 years, and I always look forward to this time of year when I can make it.

  2. 2
    October 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    When the weather starts to get chilly I pull out the soup recipes. Our favorite is Clam Chowder and bread sticks, they just warm you up inside.

  3. 3
    October 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I have to say pumpkin bread with chocolate chips yummy!!!!

  4. 4
    October 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I love pumpkin cheesecake!

  5. 5
    October 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Without a doubt, gingerbread cookies! They seem to only pop up around Fall.

  6. 6
    October 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin bars with cheesecake frosting…ciao4now64@yahoo.com

  7. 7
    October 20, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    My favorite fall recipe? Hmmm… Too many to list. But I guess I'd have to pick soup. What a comfort food! Favorite soup, still too hard… Let's see clam chowder, if for no other reason than that is what my husband made for me on our first date 12 years ago!
    emmalgrigg at yahoo dot com

  8. 8
    October 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    My favorite Fall recipe is Pumpkin Gooey Cake from Paula Deen. YUMMY! 😛

  9. 9
    October 20, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    My favorite is apple crisp!

  10. 10
    Megan E.
    October 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Caramel supplies dip is my favorite !

  11. 11
    Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    My favorite recipe cream of mushroom soup

  12. 12
    Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    mined was the cream of mushroom soup lunylinda@hotmail.com

  13. 13
    Kris Merrill
    October 21, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies.
    I make them year round they are sooo good.

    My son just got back from Italy and makes amazing pumpkin ravioli. With a clear white wine, rosemary sauce. AMAZING!!!

  14. 14
    October 21, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Pumpkin pie is my favorite fall recipe!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  15. 15
    Anonymous
    October 21, 2011 at 1:27 am

    My favorite is zucchini bread with choc chips. missyou48@hotmail.com

  16. 16
    October 21, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I love apple crisp. So great warm with some vanilla ice cream!

  17. 17
    October 21, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Pumpkin sheet cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, etc.

  18. 18
    October 21, 2011 at 2:03 am

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/trishhall79/status/127203080944103425

    trish at momontimeout dot com

  19. 19
    October 21, 2011 at 2:04 am

    My favorite fall recipe is cinnamon rolls.

    trish at momontimeout dot com

  20. 20
    Laura
    October 21, 2011 at 2:13 am

    My favorite fall recipe is my mom's apple pie! So delicious, and a great way to use all the apples we picked from the local orchard.

  21. 21
    October 21, 2011 at 2:47 am

    my fav fall recipe is apple crisp! I use oatmeal, butter, brown sugar, and sugar and just bake in the oven

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  22. 22
    October 21, 2011 at 2:48 am

  23. 23
    Anonymous
    October 21, 2011 at 3:48 am

    I have a Mushroom Barley Soup that I start craving when the evenings get chilly.

    mikejenpurdy@juno.com

  24. 24
    October 21, 2011 at 4:27 am

    My favorite fall recipe would be either pumpkin cookies or pumpkin bread.

  25. 25
    October 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

    sweet potato casserole

  26. 26
    October 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin cookies

  27. 27
    October 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Favorite fall recipe is chili!! Love when the cold weather gets here 🙂

  28. 28
    October 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    One of my favorite fall recipes is Potato Soup with Bacon.

  29. 29
    October 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    FALL!!! It starts getting mighty cold here in the mountains of Idaho come Fall. My favorite Fall meals consist of something hot! If I had to choose one I would pick Beef Pot Roast. Its simple to make but so yummy to eat! …And did I mention it warms you up on a cold Fall day 🙂

  30. 30
    October 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    My favorite fall recipe would have to be butternut squash soup. It's warm and delicious and makes me very happy!

  31. 31
    October 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Anything pumpkin-but pumpkin pie is my all time favorite fall treat. You just can't go wrong!

  32. 32
    Mb
    October 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    butternut squash and spiced pecan salad!

    blueblanket@hotmail.com

  33. 33
    October 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Oh my gosh, those cookies are so cute!! Love them. My fav fall recipe is usually Pumpkin Spice Muffins.

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  34. 34
    October 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/roomofmyown/status/127420835576299520

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  35. 35
    October 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    My favorite during the Fall is soup!! Or anytime really. But I'll go with Taco Soup during the favored time of year!

  36. 36
    October 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    There are so many things I love making in Fall. Making a special Halloween inspired dinner is one of my favorite things to do. Pumpkin bars and mummy dogs are usually part of the menu.
    beebefox@hotmail.com

  37. 37
    October 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are the best!
    We are studying Fall/Thanksgiving in kindergarten this week, so my boys and I are making these! Thanks!

  38. 38
    Amy Fraikin
    October 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I love to make hot wassail to drink on cold nights!

    afraikin@hotmail.com

  39. 39
    October 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    One of my very favorite fall recipes is soup. I love soup – and this Chicken Corn Chowder is one of my most favorites! http://harwoodkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/11/chicken-corn-chowder.html

    musicalmaestro {at} gmail {dot} com

  40. 40
    October 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    My FAVORITE Fall recipe is Chicken Noodle Soup made with Ramen noodles…YUM!!

  41. 41
    October 22, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Hello Jamie,
    Thank you for the opportunity for the Visa Gift card. Your candy corn cookies are really cute and creative! Yours, Polly

  42. 42
    October 22, 2011 at 1:45 am

    My favorite fall recipe is brown sugared sweet potatoes.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  43. 43
    October 22, 2011 at 1:47 am

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/127561523546693632
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  44. 44
    October 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I love warm Croissant Bread Pudding with berries
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. 45
    Anonymous
    October 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Pumpkin Bread Mmmmm thevalens@nwi.net

  46. 46
    October 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I'm working on a retirement party for a colleague. Her last day is October 31… and these Candy Corn Sugar Cookies look like just the trick to make for my contribution! Thanks for a great idea!

  47. 47
    October 22, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I love making pumpkin bread

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  48. 48
    October 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm

  49. 49
    October 23, 2011 at 2:38 am

    My favorite recipe is The Best Sugar Coookie
    luvsherfam @ gmail dot com

  50. 50
    October 23, 2011 at 2:39 am

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