A couple days ago I shared a recipe for Edible Indian Corn and mentioned that my family was planning on making Indian Corn Cookies for the Canonization of St. Kateri this weekend. We just finished making them for tomorrow. Adapted from a Family Fun recipe, these cookies are really easy to make with just a few supplies, and fun for the kids to help decorate!
St. Kateri's Indian Corn Cookies
(adapted from Family Fun)
Sugar Cookie Dough
(homemade or store bought)
(frosting, melted chocolate, peanut butter, cream cheese, Nutella, etc.)
Green & Yellow Fruit Leather or Fruit Roll Ups
Roll out prepared cookie dough to a 1/4" thickness. Using a knife, cut out corncob shapes about 4" long. (I used my small St. Nicholas cookie cutter to get a general idea, adding a rounded end at the bottom, but that isn't necessary.) Bake according to directions or just until the edges brown.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
Frost the cooled cookies with spread of your choice such as chocolate or vanilla frosting, melted chocolate, peanut butter, cream cheese, or Nutella. Basically any type of spread that pairs well with peanut butter Reese's Pieces. Originally I was going to use chocolate frosting (which is pictured above) but then changed my mind and used melted white chocolate. This held the Reese's Pieces in place wonderfully!
Layer the Reese's pieces in horizontal rows, working from the top to bottom.
Finish off cookies by cutting corn husks out of the fruit leather/fruit roll up, to fit the sides of each cookie.
Wrap the husks around the cookies and press in place.
A Child's Prayer to St. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Kateri, loving child of God and Lily of the Mohawks, I thank God for the many graces He gave you. Help me to be more like you in my love for God and for people.
Give me a great love for the Holy Eucharist and the Mother of Jesus. Make me ready to make sacrifices for Jesus that I may save my soul and be happy with you in heaven.
St. Kateri, I love you. Always be my friend.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Pray for us!