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Candy corn cookies

Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 4 dozen

Katie Cox of Homewood, Ill., was looking for Halloween cookie recipes to make for a Halloween costume party. This Kraft recipe should fill the bill for Cox.

Note: The prep time does not include the 30 minute chill time for the dough or the 30 minute standing time after cookies are painted.

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla

2½ cups flour

One 3-ounce package Jell-O orange flavor gelatin

One 3- ounce package Jell-O lemon flavor gelatin

¼ cup water, divided use

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with a mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, mixing well after each addition. Shape into a 12-inchlong log. Cough will be sticky Refrigerate 30 minutes. Reshape into a triangular shaped log.

Cut dough into ¼-inch thick slices. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Empty orange and lemon flavor gelatin mixes into two separate small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water to gelatin mix in each bowl and mix well. Use a clean paint brush to paint cookies with colored gelatin mixes to resemble pieces of candy corn. Let stand 30 minutes or until dry.