Candy Corn Cookies
From Stylish Cuisine
Makes 18 cookies (I doubled the recipe)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
About 18 pieces of candy corn
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter and sugar in a medium bowl; beat until combined. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Add flour and mix until a dough forms.
Scoop our level teaspoons of dough and roll into balls (chill dough briefly if it becomes too soft to handle). Place balls on baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
Bake until edges are firm and cookies are dry to the touch (do not let them color!) about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and gently press a candy corn into the center of each cookie (surface of cookie may crack slightly).
Cool on sheets one minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.