Thursday 10 October 2013

Spooky Witch Finger Cookies (Halloween Special)

Hi friends, here is Spooky Witch Finger Cookies recipe for October month's Home Baker's Challenge.

This month Nalini Suresh is hosting the event and she has given three recipes Ghost or Mummy Cup Cakes, Pumpkin Cookies and Spooky Witch Finger Cookies as Halloween special.

I really enjoyed making this; cookies came out very crunchy and tasty; an amusing way to celebrate Halloween.  Try this spooky and scary fingers cookies and enjoy with your family and friends.

Thanks to Priya Suresh for starting the group and Nalini Suresh for hosting this month's event and challenge. To know more about Home Baker's Challenge click here.

Yields - 20 to 25 cookies (approximately) 


All purpose flour - 11/3 cup
Butter- ½ cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Egg - ½
Vanilla essence – ½ tsp
Almond essence - ½ tsp
Baking Powder – ½ tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Almonds – 20 to 25 pieces


Preheat oven to 180 deg. C; grease baking tray or line with parchment paper.

In a bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, almond essence and vanilla essence; beat well. 
Add all purpose flour, baking powder, salt to the butter mixture and mix to form soft dough.
Wrap in a wax paper or cling film and place it in the fridge for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Scoop one heaped teaspoon of dough and roll it into a finger-shaped cookie.

Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a fingernail.

Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut a few lines with a knife to give a more finger-like appearance.
Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking tray.

Bake cookies for 20 to 25 minutes (check your cookies before they’re done; depending on the cookie size, your baking time will vary) in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Enjoy the look and taste!
If you feel the moisture is not enough to hold the cookie dough, you may sprinkle some milk.

For more scary effect; remove the almond from the end of each cookie and squeeze a small amount of red decorating gel into the cavity. Replace the almond to cause the gel to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.

I am sending this recipe to sharanya's event-  Let's Celebrate Halloween.


  1. looks scary.. Everywhere I see these scary fingers in my blog feed! :) Nicely made

  2. Perfectly done witch fingers :) hope your kids enjoyed them

  3. Perfectly spooky witches fingers ..
    Thank you for linking it to my event "Lets celebrate Halloween"
    Waiting for more spooky stuff from you

  4. looks perfect and scary...nice fonts that suites to this recipe....

  5. Very very spooky. I am not too sure if I will dare to take a bite.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. The cookies do look scary....but very interesting!!

  7. wow perfectly baked scary and spooky fingers :) very nicely made and lovely click !!

  8. These finger cookies look amazing! I'm sure this will be a hit at any Halloween party. Found you on Just Not The Cake's Halloween link-up event.

  9. Its really scary..Made it really good

  10. They looks super cute n they came out extremely too..


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