Friday, October 1, 2010

Witch Finger Cookies

Witch Finger Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole almonds
  • 1 (.75 ounce) tube red decorating gel


  1. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets.
  3. Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper. Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie. Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of red decorating gel into the cavity; replace the almond to cause the gel to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.
 These are so realistic looking they are a little awkward to eat.  Until you taste one - then my boys couldn't stop.  They are yummy but you might have to close your eyes to get over the fact they are SO realistic looking!

I made these for several Halloween parties last year - easy and so much fun to bring!
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  2. lets get together and make these. So gross looking! I bet they are soooo yummy!

  3. Thank you for your recipe..I am going to a halloween bunco party & I have to bring some "scary" food..Your witch fingers are going to be perfect.They so gross me out..I am betting they are going to be a big hit...

  4. I think your's came out perfect! They are fun to make and eat! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Visit anytime! I'm going to follow you.
    Best Wishes

  5. Those really are realistic looking! Wow! I love it. Thanks for charing the recipe. :)