Here's my find of the season. These are the cutest, yummiest, most addictive Halloween cookie ever! The good thing is they're bite size. The bad thing is they're bite size.
Make your sugar cookie dough and divide into thirds. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with waxed paper and press one third of the dough in the bottom. Place another third in a bowl and add a small amount of orange food color. Mix until well blended and then press the orange dough on top of the white. Place the remaining third in a bowl and use yellow food color. Press the yellow dough on top of the orange and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Invert loaf pan onto a cutting surface. Peel off the waxed paper and slice loaf cross-wise into 1/4 inch slices. I actually used a metal ruler as a cutting edge for the slices so they'd be equal and even. Lay the slice on its side and cut into 6 (or so) wedges. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes. Cool 1 minute and immediately place warm cookies in a bowl with sugar, rolling to coat. Store in loosely covered container.
You can use your own recipe for the dough, but here's the one I used. A soft, easy to work with dough.
1 cup butter, softened (I use unsalted)
1 1/2 cup sugar, divided use (Use the 1/2 cup for coating finished cookies)
1 large egg
2 T orange juice (I used milk instead)
2 t orange zest (did not use)
3 cups flour
1/2 t baking soda
This recipe made about 15 dozen miniature cookies.