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Sunday, October 30, 2011

[Halloween cookies] Witch's fingers

Cookie is an easiest thing you can bake when you are just beginner to the baking.

And also, it's the easiest treats with which you can please crowds.


I made these cookies for work last week. Everybody (I guess) liked it.
I'm going to bake these tonight for the "Spookiest dessert contest" at Mr.D's work.

I made some eyeballs too. :)
I'll post eyeball recipes soon.
You can apply this recipe for many other occasions.
It's just about how you shape cookies.

The recipe I used is adapted from a very popular recipe at Allrecipes website,
but I omitted the almond extract, on purpose, because Pablo is allergic to Peanuts and all the tree nuts.
Pablo ate witch's fingers without witch's finger nails. :)

These cookies are really yummy.
If you have some tolerence for gross or spooky things, I'm sure you will like them too.
Mr. D refused to eat one at first sight,
But he ate one grudgingly, only after I told him he was a real coward.

I guess I should have posted this a couple of days earlier,
well, but I was buy baking. And I am still baking now.
But I think I should post it now, "better late than never" is my mantra :)

Here goes the recipe:


 1 cup butter, softened
 1 cup confectioners' sugar
 1 egg
 1 teaspoon almond extract
(I skipped almont extract. It was still delicious)
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1 teaspoon salt
 3/4 cup whole almonds
 1 (.75 ounce) tube red decorating gel

How to make:

1. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.

Beat together with a hand mixer or a standmixer.

2. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
This makes the dry ingredient mix.

3. Gradually add dry ingredients mix to the wet batter 
while the mixer is continually running.

Refrigerate about 30 minutes to make the dough manageable.

4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

5. Remove dough from refrigerator in small amount at a time.

6. Scoop about 2 heaping teaspoons at a time
and roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie.

7. Press one almond into one end of each cookie to make a long fingernail.
Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape;

using a sharp knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.

Place on lightly greased baking sheets
or parchment papered baking sheets

8. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until pale golden.

Let cool for a few minutes.

9. Lift up almond; squeeze a small amourent of red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back into place, so that gel oozes out from underneath.

It's Halloween eve~
Remi and Pablo will be a batman and a dragon, just like last year.
I was so happy when both of them said they would like to be the same characters as last year.
How can they be so good!

I'll wear a witch hat with black attire.
It would be a bit warm, but it's okay just for one day a year :)

I wish you a happy Halloween!!!

Witch's Finger cookies


  1. How spooky! What a clever recipe... And sooo yummy! I will use this recipe for the holidays. They would make adorable snowmen or snowflake cookies. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Hi Tamara,
    it wasn't bad, was it?
    Glad you liked it.
    I know. You can use this cookie recipe to any shape or any holiday~
    Yay. Christmas is approaching fast~~