Witch Finger Cookies
Witch finger cookies are a great Halloween recipe as they are simple and delicious. Using a few simple ingredients, these tasty little treats can be made up in about 40 minutes. You may want to consider making some up the night before Halloween and giving them out to your trick-or-treaters.
There are, however, a few tricks to making these creepy and tasty little cookies. This recipe uses granulated white sugar, but you could use confectioners’ sugar, brown sugar, or dark brown sugar. Keep in mind, brown sugar or dark brown sugar will darken the appearance of the cookie. Eighteen minutes at 350°F is about the perfect baking time for the cookies. If you want a softer cookie, back the time off to about 15 minutes. On the other hand, if you want a harder cookie, increase your baking time to 20 or 25 minutes. You can be as creative as you want with this recipe, as well. For example, you could add some green food coloring to the dough or paint some red around the cookie to resemble blood. The creative possibilities are endless. I place the almond slightly over the tip of the cookie to get the fingernail effect. You can also add your personal touch to this, as well.
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) of softened butter
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/4 cup (18 to 20) almonds
- Yield: 15-18
- Time: 45 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: American
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- In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Using a spatula, mix until a creamy mixture forms.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well combined and there are no lumps of flour.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture about 1/3 at a time. Mix until incorporated.
- Cover the bowl with cling wrap and allow it to sit in the fridge for about half an hour.
- Cut a piece of parchment paper slightly longer than your finger and five or 6 inches wide.
- Coat a cookie sheet with baking spray.
- Scoop up 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and spread it out in a log shape on one side of the parchment paper. Roll the cookie dough in the parchment paper so it becomes a cylinder. Remove the paper from the cookie dough and shape it into the finger shape that you want. Using a toothpick or a sharp knife, make three shallow slits in the middle of the finger. Place the almond on the tip. I usually place it about half an inch over the tip to get the fingernail effect. Repeat this for the remaining dough and place the cookies onto a baking tray.
- Put the witch finger cookies into a preheated 350°F oven for 18 minutes.
- Place the cookies onto a wire rack and allow them to cool.
- Serve and enjoy your witch finger cookies.
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