It’s almost Halloween!!!
This week I’ve been busy decorating outside, carving pumpkins, and making halloween treats. It’s always fun to get busy with the things that make you so excited. Out of all the treats I’ve been making all this years, I have a special love for which finger cookies. I thought I should share with you. If you are looking for a last minute treat to make for halloween, this recipe won’t disappoint you.
I came across this recipe while I was watching cooking channel years ago. It’s one of Giada de Lourentiis’ recipe. Her recipes are the best, and every time turns out exactly the way it suppose to be. I love her recipes. This witch finger cookie recipe is very easy to make and doesn’t require so much work. They look really creepy. Perfect for halloween. I hope you will enjoy the recipe as much as I do. Since it is a very quick recipe, you can make them at last minute and can pretend like you put so much effort into it.
Don’t tell anyone;)
If you make some, please drop me a line. I would love to hear.
Creepy witch finger cookies
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
2 tsp of salt
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup of regular sugar
1 egg( room temperature)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Sliced almonds or roasted pumpkin seeds for nails
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Then whisk them together and put aside.
- In a another mixing bowl, add one stick of unsalted butter and regular sugar. Beat them until it becomes creamy.
- Add vanilla extract and one egg, and beat them few more minutes until it mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients( flour mixture you mixed earlier) in two batches to get the perfectly mixed cookie dough. Start to beat them slowly for few seconds and then raise the speed.
- once the dough is formed, you are ready to make cookies.
- Line up the baking pan with a parchment paper. Scoop out small amount of the dough ( use small ice cream scope to scoop to get even amount on every cookie to bake them evenly)
- Roll the cookie dough into a shape of a finger. Since they get expand in the oven, try to make thin fingers using very small amount of cookie dough. You don’t want to lose the shape of the finger.(I still wish mine was little bit smaller)
- place a slice of almond or pumpkin seed (I had pumpkin seeds that I roasted previous day , so I used them) on the tip of the finger and slightly press.
10. Take a paring knife or tooth pick and press it down on the cookie where you think knuckles should appear.
11. Place the cookies on the parchment paper. Make sure they have enough space between each cookie.
12. Bake them for 15 minutes or until they starting to turn slight golden color.
13. Let the cookies completely cool down.
14. Take the cookies and dip them in a Raspberry or any red color jam to look like the fingers are bleeding.
Enjoy the creepy witch Fingers!Makes 30-40 cookies depending on the size you roll out. I never counted them though:)My little love bug thought they were actual witch fingers. He ran away when I showed them to him:))Great treat for trick or treat parties or any halloween related occasions. Kids will love it!
or hate it (hope not). Cookies are actually delicious.There you have it. Enjoy!
Do you celebrate Halloween? What type of costume or make up you/ your kids going to wear this time?
Have fun and Happy early Halloween!