Monday, 29 October 2012

Witch Fingers

In anticipation for Halloween on Wednesday, I decided to share this cookie recipe with you. My mom used to make these cookies every year, and my brother once refused to bring them to a school Halloween party because he thought they were so creepy.

-witch fingers-

Witch Fingers:
1C butter
1C icing sugar
1 egg
1tsp almond extract
1tsp vanilla
2-3/4C all purpose flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
whole blanched almonds (one for each cookie)
1 tube red decorating gel


Beat together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Beat in flour, salt and baking powder. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

-ready for the oven-

Roll spoonfulls of dough into finger shapes. Press almond firmly into the end of each finger for the nail. Use a knife to slash lines for knuckles. Bake at 325C on a parchment lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes.

-slightly golden-

Let cool for 3 minutes before lifting up almond and squeezing decorating gel into nail bed. Press almond back into shape. Let cool on cookie rack. (When not working with dough keep refrigerated)

-witch fingers-

These cookies have a subtle almond flavour and are not overly sweet, like so many other Halloween treats are. They are perfectly creepy and appetising! Happy Halloween!!


  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    This recipe is so cool! Thanks for sharing :)
    x Mariana |

  2. Superb! this is a little creepy but perfect for halloween!!
    would you like to follow each other?

  3. omg, this is so disturbing and fabulous at the same time. lol. Thanks for sharing, love. If you get a sec, I'm giving away a $375.00 handbag as a giant thank you. I'd love if you'd enter. xo