Candy Cookie Cones

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Wouldn’t it be fun to walk through an enchanted forest where all of the trees were made of different kinds of candies? 

This is a picture of an enchanted forest…….

…..where all of the trees are made of candy……

….where you can break off candy from the trees and eat as much as you want….

Ok….maybe it’s really a picture of something that’s fun to make in the kitchen!

Here’s a recipe for fun in the kitchen where kids and grown-ups alike can create their own candy cookie cone.

All you’ll need are some sugar cones, cookie batter, chocolate chips, candy toppings, and some lollipop sticks.

They can be customized for any event or holiday.  Although I didn’t use it in my examples, candy corn would be a perfect topping to add this time of year.

Oh…I forgot to mention one thing….they taste ultra yummy too!

I hope you give these a try….…kids will love it!

Here’s how to make it.

If needed, lower the top rack in the oven so that the sugar cones won’t be too close to the top of the oven.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove the sugar cones from the package and put them in an upright dish for easy handling.  A sundae dish or tall mug works well for this.

Add about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough into the bottom of each sugar cone.  I used cookie dough from a recent recipe I made called Chocolate Toffee Caramel Cupcookies.

The dough should fill about ½ of each sugar cone.

The empty space that’s left at the top of the sugar cone should be enough room for the dough to rise (if there is too much dough in the sugar cone it will run over the sides in the oven).

Set the cones aside while you prep the foil.

Squeeze each piece of foil into a tight donut-type shape with a small inner circle so that the tip of the sugar cone will fit tightly in the middle of the foil.

Lay each piece of crumbled up foil at the bottom of a bread loaf pan.  Add the sugar cones bottom side down (with the pointy side down) into the foil.  Squeeze the foil tightly around the cones so they stand up straight.

Add more crumbled up pieces of foil in the bottom of the pan if needed to prop up the cones securely.

If you’re baking a few of the sugar cones at a time, a bread loaf pan works well; or if you’re baking all of the sugar cones at one time, a large pan with similar depth such as a roaster pan works well.

Bake in a preheated oven for about 18 minutes or until the cookie dough is cooked.

Keep a close eye on the sugar cones to make sure the tops don’t burn.

When the cookie cones are done, remove them from the oven.  Leave them in the baking pan and while they are still hot, add chocolate chips in the middle of the cone all the way to the top of the cone.

Then add a lollipop stick in the middle of each cone poking it through the chocolate chips and the soft cookie.

Let the cookie cones cool completely in the baking pan.

Add the candy coating to a small bowl and heat it in the microwave for 25 seconds.  Then give it a stir if possible.

Then heat it for another 25 seconds and give it another stir.  If it still needs more time heat it for another 10 seconds.

Hold the cookie cone by the stick in one hand and with the other hand dip the back of a small spoon in the candy coating and spread it on to the sides of the cookie cone.

Spread it on a bit thick so that there is enough area for the candies to stick.

Then immediately add the toppings to the candy coating so they will stick.

Let the candy coated cookie cones completely cool.  (wow…that’s a hard sentence to say fast ten times).

Some options for storing the cookie cones while they cool are to put them stick side down in a tall mug, medium size glass, sundae dish, or in between the holes on a cooling rack stand.

Enjoy!

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Candy Cookie Cones

Yield: Serves 12

Ingredients:

Cookie Cones:
12 sugar cones
12 long lollipop sticks
3 pieces of foil (each one about 10 inches long)

Filling:
12 tablespoons of cookie dough
12 tablespoons of chocolate chips

Topping:
8 ounces of Vanilla Candy Coating (4 squares of Almond Bark)
8 ounces of Chocolate Candy Coating (4 squares of Almond Bark)
½ cup of shredded coconut
½ cup of mini M&M candies
¼ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup white morsels
colored candy sprinkles

Directions:

If needed, lower the top rack in the oven so that the sugar cones won’t be too close to the top of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the sugar cones from the package and put them in an upright dish for easy handling. A sundae dish or tall mug works well for this. Add about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough into the bottom of each sugar cone.

The dough should fill about ½ of each sugar cone. The empty space that's left at the top of the sugar cone should be enough room for the dough to rise (if there is too much dough in the sugar cone it will run over the sides in the oven). Set the cones aside while you prep the foil.

Squeeze each piece of foil into a tight donut-type shape with a small inner circle so that the tip of the sugar cone will fit tightly in the middle of the foil. Lay each piece of crumbled up foil at the bottom of a bread loaf pan. Add the sugar cones bottom side down (with the pointy side down) into the foil. Squeeze the foil tightly around the cones so they stand up straight. Add more crumbled up pieces of foil in the bottom of the pan if needed to prop up the cones securely.

If you’re baking a few of the sugar cones at a time, a bread loaf pan works well; or if you’re baking all of the sugar cones at one time, a large pan with similar depth such as a roaster pan works well. Bake in a preheated oven for about 18 minutes or until the cookie dough is cooked. Keep a close eye on the sugar cones to make sure the tops don’t burn. When the cookie cones are done, remove them from the oven. Leave them in the baking pan and while they are still hot, add chocolate chips in the middle of the cone all the way to the top of the cone.

Then add a lollipop stick in the middle of each cone poking it through the chocolate chips and the soft cookie. Let the cookie cones cool completely in the baking pan. Add the candy coating to a small bowl and heat it in the microwave for 25 seconds. Then give it a stir if possible. Then heat it for another 25 seconds and give it another stir. If it still needs more time heat it for another 10 seconds.

Hold the cookie cone by the stick in one hand and with the other hand dip the back of a small spoon in the candy coating and spread it on to the sides of the cookie cone. Spread it on a bit thick so that there is enough area for the candies to stick. Then immediately add the toppings to the candy coating so they will stick. Let the candy coated cookie cones completely cool. Some options for storing the cookie cones while they cool are to put them stick side down in a tall mug, medium size glass, sundae dish, or in between the holes on a cooling rack stand.

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29 Responses to “Candy Cookie Cones”

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    CuteEverything — October 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Love these! So fun and colorful! Awesome job!

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    • CouponClippingCook — October 8th, 2011 @ 10:32 am

      Thank you so much! Have a great weekend.

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    Kate@Diethood — October 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    That is just awesome! Soooo super creative! I love it!!

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    • CouponClippingCook — October 8th, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

      Hi Kate, thank you very much! Have a great weekend.

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    Ann — October 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I bet you had fun putting this one together! What a GREAT project to do with the grand babies! Thanks!

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    • CouponClippingCook — October 8th, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

      Hi Ann, I sure did. I kept hoping I would mess one of the cones up so I could eat it. Finally I “accidently” broke one and had to try it!

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    Tina@flourtrader — October 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

    How creative this is! I am sure you had a lot of fun making these and I love the end result. I have saved this recipe-great for little ones at Christmas. Buzz Buzz!

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    • CouponClippingCook — October 9th, 2011 @ 9:49 am

      Hi Tina, thank you! It was a lot of fun…my only problem was that I kept snacking on the ingredients…but that’s a good problem to have.

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    Jennifer — December 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Hi. I love this idea. I used it on my website and linked back to you. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    • CouponClippingCook — December 12th, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

      Hi Jennifer, so glad you like it. Thank you very much for putting this on your site. Love your site by the way!

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    Christen — December 16, 2011 at 9:56 am

    yummm, my kids will adore this project! thanks for the detailed tutorial. I included this in a round up on my blog:
    http://www.ourlifestyled.com/2011/12/favorites-friday-trees.html

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    • CouponClippingCook — December 16th, 2011 @ 10:54 am

      Hi Christen, thank you so much for including these Candy Cookie Cones on your blog! I hope your kids enjoy making them! Have a great weekend.

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    CouponClippingCook — December 19, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Thank you for the mention Boston Interiors Blog!

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    Leonila — March 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    nice..thanks..You gave me an idea for my grandbaby’s party

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 10th, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

      Hi Leonila, sounds like a great idea for your grandbaby’s party.

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    Ronja — August 10, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Wow, beautiful idea, I have to remember this for this year’s christmas!

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    • CouponClippingCook — August 10th, 2012 @ 9:59 am

      Hi Ronja, thank you!

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    Kali — December 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Thanks so much for sharing these! I love them! I found you via Pinterest and have included you on my top 10 Pinterest Christmas Recipes.
    http://www.thevintagemilkhouse.com/2012/12/22/my-2012-pinterest-christmas-top-10/

    Merry Christmas,

    Kali – The Vintage Milk House

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    • Nancy — December 22nd, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

      Hi Kali, thank you very much for including this recipe on your top 10! And Merry Christmas to you too!

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    Jen — July 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I pinned this on pinterest just thinking what a great way to make Christmas “trees” instead of doing gingerbread houses. I had no idea there is cookie dough in there. I mean can you get better than this?! I can’t WAIT to make these.

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    • Nancy — July 26th, 2013 @ 10:44 am

      Hi Jen, thank you for pinning this on pinterest. Yes, there is a bit of cookie dough added for a surprise under the Christmas Tree! And also so that the lollipop sticks would have something to hold on to. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

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    Kim — October 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Wonder if it would be ok to use icing on the outside instead of melted chocolate?

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    • Nancy — October 10th, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

      Hi Kim, great question. I’m not sure if the frosting would adhere to the sugar cone but it would be worth a try. It sounds delicious! Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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    Stephanie — December 6, 2013 at 2:38 am

    These look great – although being in the UK we dont have ready made cookie dough (that I am aware of). Is it cookie or cupcake batter? I am presuming cupcake, so a sponge texture rather than biscuits as biscuits would be too hard surely?

    WIll have to have a go and trial them both ;) xx

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    • Nancy — December 10th, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

      Hi Stephanie, it’s cookie dough that is baked inside of the sugar cone. In the US the pre-made cookie dough is generally kept in the refrigerator section at the grocery store by where the pre-made biscuits are (the kind in the tube-shaped packaging). But maybe the markets where you are don’t have this sort of thing. The cookie dough works well to hold the lollipop stick in place. I’m not sure if cake batter would be strong enough to hold the lollipop stick but maybe it would work if the cake was more dense like a pound cake. Now that I mention it, your thoughts of cake batter sound really good in this recipe. I do agree that biscuit batter may be too hard in the cone. Would it work for you if you used a basic cookie dough recipe and cut it in about a third so it’s just enough dough to fill the cones. Maybe a sugar cookie recipe? Thank you so much for stopping by!

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    Jess — December 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    How long are these good for after made?

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    • Nancy — December 10th, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

      Hi Jess, I actually left them out on the counter in the kitchen for about a week in between taking photos of them. I set them in coffee mugs with the stick end down and wrapped them in cellophane. They lasted nicely for about 4 days I believe it was and then the colors on the candies started to fade a little. They weren’t as shiny as the first few days after they were made. But they still tasted great. Thank you for stopping by!

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    Cathy — December 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    This would make some really cute Santa hats with red melts and white sprinkles with a marshmallow on top.

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    • Nancy — December 16th, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

      Hi Cathy, what a cute idea! The Santa hat sounds adorable. Love the idea of the marshmallow top too. Have a great rest of the week!

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