Creepy Witch's Fingers

Creepy Witch's Fingers

  • 1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) almond extract
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 2-3/4 cups (675 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) whole blanched almonds
  • 1 tube (19 g) red decorator gel (blood for fingers)


In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoonful (5 mL) of dough into finger shape for each cookie.
Press almond firmly into 1end for nail. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape; using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets; bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes. Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed
and press almond back into place, so gel oozes out from underneath. Remove from baking sheets; let cool on racks. Repeat with remaining dough. Enjoy !

Scary Witches Finger Cookie Recipe

Scary Witches Finger Cookie Recipe
A nice witch finger recipe to try !
* 1 cup butter,softened
* 1 cup Icing sugar (powdered sugar)
* 1 Egg
* 1 tsp Almond extract
* 1 tsp Vanilla
* 2 2/3 cups Flour
* 1 tsp Salt
* 3/4 cup Almonds, whole blanched
* 1 Tube red decorator gel

First of all in a bowl, mix together your butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract.
Once well mixed, mix in the flour and salt as well. Then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove a quarter of the dough from the fridge, roll heaping teaspoons of dough into finger shapes for each cookie.
And then press an almond on one end of the cookie to look like a fingernail.
Squeeze the center of the finger cookie to build a knuckle type shape.
Next is to make slashes with a paring knife along the finger is several places to help form the knuckle.
Preheat oven to 325F and place witch fingers on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Cook fingers for 20-25 minutes or until they begin to get a golden color.
Remove from oven and let rest for 3 minutes to cool off.
Lift up the almond slightly and squeeze red decorator gel under the almond to look like blood. Press the almond back down afterwards.
Remove from baking sheets and let cool on a cooling rack.
Repeat the cooking process until all the dough has been cooked. The witch finger recipe cookies is ready to serve...great ! Enjoy it !