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Scary Witch Finger Cookies For Halloween

Scary Witches Fingers

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! Easy To Make Witch Finger Cookies Will Be A Hit For Your Halloween Party!

Halloween is Oct 31 and if you want an easy cookie recipe that is fun and frugal you must make these Witch Finger Cookies. 

With so many Halloween parties happening in October this witch finger cookie recipe are the perfect treat.

These are also great little treats to send with the kids to school or daycare if they are permitted.

As well, if you want to make the cookies nut-free simply eliminate the blanched almond and fill the indent with white candy.

Homemade Scary Witch Finger Cookies Are Easy

You can’t buy these witch finger cookies around where I live but they are so inexpensive to make. 

From my calculations not including time and hydro this recipe costs around $5.00 to make.

That’s not bad for a yield of just over 36 witch finger cookies.

The best part is the witch finger cookies are fun to make and making these with the kids.

You can’t buy memories but you can create them with your family and friends.

Witch Fingers Cookies Ingredients

The ingredients for this witch finger cookies recipe starts with basic ingredients.

Although, if you don’t have blanched almonds, vanilla extract, and red decorator gel any bulk food store will have them.

The bulk barn has the cheapest price on the blanchhed almonds and decorator gel that I can find.

This witch finger cookies recipe is made at our house for Halloween for the past 10 years.

Conveniently, this Halloween cookies recipe is a tradition in our house with a cup of coffee to dip them in.

Shortbread Cookies Transform To Witch Finger Cookies

In the UK my mum would make cookies that were similar but not for Halloween just everyday shortbread butter cookies.

For the imaginative baker, you could switch this scary witch finger cookie recipe up for any occasion.

The only change made over the years is adding the almond extract flavouring.

Originally the cookie required vanilla extract and it wasn’t tasty enough, so we use both.

You can also add warts by pressing a chocolate chip into the witch finger.

However, if you dislike almond extract try lemon or add anise, orange, lemon, or lime rind to the cookie dough.

How to Make Spooky Halloween Witch Finger Cookies

Halloween Scary Witch Finger Cookies

Scary Witch Finger Cookies

The printable version of this recipe is below.

Recipe Yield: 36

Total Time:  10 minutes to make, 30 minutes to refrigerator dough

Oven Time: 7-10 minutes see Tip below

Oven Temp: 350 degrees

TIP: Cook for 7 minutes then check the bottom. If the bottom has browned pull them and move them to a rack to cool.

If you over-cook these cookies they will get too hard.

Witch Fingers Cookies Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Almond Extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar (icing sugar) and a bit for your surface 1/3 cup
  • 1 cup of butter (soft)
  • 2 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tube of red decorator gel
  • About 45 blanched whole almonds

Instructions To Make Witch Fingers

  • In a mixing bowl or stand mixer add butter and icing sugar and mix until fluffy (2 mins).
  • Add in both extracts and mix
  • Add in the egg then mix for 1 minute until blended
  • Slowly add in your flour, salt, and baking powder and mix until it is all blended
  • Put in a bowl, wrap with cling wrap, and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill (this makes it easy to handle)
  • Sugar your surface with icing sugar then take a chunk of the dough in your hands

witch finger cookie

  • Roll the dough into a snake-like figure that is nice and even

witch finger cookies

  • Cut the first finger about 1.5 inches in length and use this as your cutting guide for the rest.
  • Make sure you roll them thinner or they will turn out chubby like some of mine did.
  • Once you cut your fingers squeeze the top of the finger so the sides come in then press in your almond.
  • In the middle of the finger squeeze again to form the knuckle, then using a knife cut in knuckle lines
  • Place on a greased baking sheet or like I did on parchment paper.

witch finger cookie

  • Bake for 7-10 minutes but I check at the 7-minute mark. If the cookie is brown underneath, pull them out. Don’t wait for the colour on top of the cookie will be too hard.

witch finger cookie

  • Remove cookies to a cooling rack for 5 minutes

witch finger cookie

  • With your decorator gel, remove the almond, squeeze some into the nail bed then replace the almond.

How To Make Witch Finger Cookies

witches fingers cookies

Happy Halloween from our home to yours!

Mr. and Mrs. CBB

Simple Scary Witch Finger Cookies
 
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Halloween Scary Witch Finger Cookies are classic and so easy and inexpensive to make.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar (icing sugar) and a bit for your surface ⅓ cup
  • 1 cup of butter (soft)
  • 2⅔ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tube of red decorator gel
  • About 45 blanched whole almonds ( I added in some extras)
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer add butter and icing sugar then mix until blended.
  2. Add in the two extracts and mix
  3. Add in the large egg then mix for 1 minute until blended
  4. Slowly add in flour, salt, and baking powder mix until it is all blended
  5. Put in a bowl, wrap with cling wrap, and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill (this makes it easy to handle)
  6. Sugar your surface with icing sugar then take a chunk of the dough in your hands
  7. Roll the dough into a snake-like figure that is nice and even
  8. Cut the first finger about 1.5 inches in length and use this as your cutting guide for the rest.
  9. Make sure you roll them thinner or they will turn out chubby like some of mine did. They do grow in the oven.
  10. Once you cut your fingers squeeze the top of the finger so the sides come in then press in your almond.
  11. In the middle of the finger squeeze again to form the knuckle, then using a knife cut in some knuckle lines
  12. Place on a greased baking sheet or like I did on parchment paper.
  13. Bake for 7-10 minutes but I check at the 7-minute mark. If the cookie is brown underneath, pull them out. Don't wait for the colour on top of the cookie will be too hard.
  14. Remove cookies to a cooling rack for 5 minutes
  15. With your decorator gel, remove the almond, squeeze some into the nail bed then replace the almond.
  16. Baking Tip: Cook for 7 minutes then check the bottom. If the bottom has browned pull them and move them to a rack to cool.
  17. If you over-cook these cookies they will get too hard. They may not look done on the top, but they are.

There you go, enjoy your Scary Witch Finger Cookies!

P.S If you want to make them even scarier you can add green colouring to the cookie dough.

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