Candy Corn Cookies: Update

I ended up taking a different approach to the candy corn cookies after all, and here's how they turned out. They start with my mom's delicious tried-and-true dough recipe:

Painted Cookies (dough)
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract

Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Beat butter with sugar. Beat in eggs, vanilla and lemon extract. Stir in flour mixture 1/3 at a time. If dough seems dry, add 1 egg white (I did).

*and here's where you add steps to get the candy corn effect*
Line a loaf pan with wax paper hanging over 2 edges. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Press 1/3 of the dough into the bottom of the pan (white layer). Use red & yellow food coloring to make 1/3 of the dough orange and 1/3 of the dough yellow. Press these in even layers into the pan as well. Cover and place in the freezer until firm.

Invert and/or use wax paper to lift the dough from the loaf pan onto a cutting board. Use a large serrated knife to cut 1/2" slices along the loaf. Then, use diagonal cuts (like the letter "W") on each slice to make candy corn triangles. Place on cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, being careful not to overbake (you don't want the bottoms to turn golden). Enjoy!