Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spooky Witch Fingers

Wanna be the scary neighbor this Halloween? How about homemade spooky fingers instead of sugary candy for Trick-or-Treat? LOL
Spooky Witch Fingers

               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
               Raspberry jelly

Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, rand 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.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
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.
Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of red jelly into the cavity; replace the almond to cause the jelly to ooze out around the tip of the cookie. 

Source: based on recipe from AllRecipes 


  1. What a fun idea! How many "fingers" does this recipe make? I'd like to know if I need to double or triple the recipe :)

  2. Elizabeth. It makes about 50 fingers! They are a lot of fun.