Mermaid Candy Corn Cookies

Treat your guests to these bright and fun mermaid cookies. The colorful treats hidden inside are a cool surprise to bite into.

Serves: 25Prep: 30 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 25


  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1⁄4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Brach's® Mermaid Fruit Candy Corn, divided
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • Purple, pink, orange and green food gel


  • In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, 2 teaspoons vanilla and cream. Stir until smooth. Add the flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined.
  • Fold in 1½ cups mermaid candy corn. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Using a 1.5” cookie scoop, form scoops of dough and place on the prepared baking sheet. Carefully push candy pieces toward center of the cookie dough.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, until cookies start to brown on the edges. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, milk, corn syrup and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. Divide icing into four bowls and add one color of food gel to each bowl. Place icing into piping bags or bottles.
  • Decorate cookies with the colored icing and top with remaining mermaid candy corn. Serve and store leftovers in an airtight container.