As you may know from my previous five posts on Halloween it is one of my favorite times of the year. I have been celebrating Halloween one way or another for many many years. One of my all-time favorite Halloween recipes is Witch’s Fingers.
I don’t even know where I got this recipe but we have made them for umpteen years and it is a must-have at Halloween. The shortbread cookie itself is so delicious. You get over the gruesomeness of it very quickly!! If you like cute Halloween treats then try our Jack Skellington Halloween Cheesecakes, Halloween Bat Cupcakes, or adorable Meringue Ghosts!
Even though I am swamped busy right now I couldn’t say no to joining in on #SundaySupper’s Halloween Party. I hope you enjoy all the great recipes that everyone has kindly shared.
Witch’s Fingers for Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Party at #SundaySupper
You can't have just one, you may need a handful!
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
- 1 19gm. tube of red decorator gel
- In a bowl of a standup mixer with a paddle attachment beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond, and vanilla extract. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt and add slowly.
- Roll into a ball and cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for 30 min.
- Preheat oven to 325F. Cut the dough into four sections and work with only a quarter while the rest is refrigerated, roll heaping Tbsp. into a finger shape. Squeeze in the center to make a knuckle. Press almond firmly into one end of the cookie. With a sharp knife make lines on the knuckle and just under the almond.
- Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 min. or until pale golden.
- Let the cookies cool for 3 min. Carefully lift up the almond and squeeze the red decorator gel onto the back of the nail bed and then replace the almond, letting the gel ooze out. Remove onto racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 67Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.
On the menu for our Trick-or-Treat #SundaySupper Halloween Party:
We would love to have you join this special Sunday Supper and bring your Halloween party recipes. So many amazing recipes and this group is just a blast to be around. Our #SundaySupper chat will begin on Twitter at 7 pm Eastern Time. Grab your Bewitching Brew and Ghoulish Grub and join the fun!
- Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce – I Run for Wine
- Baked Mummy Cheese Dogs – In the Kitchen with KP
- Goblin Eggs – Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Spooky Kid Pizzas – Sustainable Dad
- Pumpkin Chili, Pumpkin Dip, & Wicken Witch’s Brew – Daddy Knows Less
- Monster Mash – Cindy’s Recipes & Writings
- Sloppy Worm Sandwiches – La Cocina de Leslie
- Marinated Mozzarella Eyeballs – Comfy Cuisine
- Eyeball Pinwheels – Home Cooking Memories
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Biscoff Cream – The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Spooky Ogre Eye Cookies – The Realistic Nutritionist
- Jack O’ Lantern Cookies – Magnolia Days
- Spooky Good Popcorn Snack Mix – The Weekend Gourment
- White Chocolate & Coconut Dipped Strawberry Ghosts – Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Monster Bites – Cravings of a Lunatic
- Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookies – Hezzi-D’s Books & Cooks
- Monster Cookies – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Tunnel of Doom Cake – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Candy-Stuffed Rice Crispy Treat Pumpkins – Chocolate Moosey
- Witch’s Fingers – Noshing with The Nolands
- Sweet Intestines with Broken Glass – The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Graveyard Brownies – The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Boo Candy Corn & Chocolate Chip Cookies – Hip Foodie Mom
- Pumpkin Halloween Munch – Big Bear’s Wife
- Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cake Pops – Juanita’s Cocina
- Jack-O-Lantern Carrot Cake – Galactosemia in PDX
- Ghostly Chocolate Orange Tarts – Happy Baking Days
- Halloween Popcorn Cake – Pippis in the Kitchen Again
- White Chocolate & Dulce de Leche Ghosts – Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Halloween Cereal Bars – Basic N Delicious
- Ossi di Morti (Bones of the Dead Cookies) – Webicurean
- Pumpkin Pie Pinwheels – Midlife Road Trip
Join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your Sunday Supper Halloween Party Recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.
This is a fun Sunday Supper you don’t want to miss! I promise you will have a blast.
Comments & Reviews
Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie says
I love how spooky these look, especially with the blood around the nails! 🙂 Thank you so much for joining me this week for the #SundaySupper Halloween party.
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
So glad you joined in because these fingers are amazing! They look so life-like!
Awesome Halloween treats! They look so cool & spooky.
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says
Wonderful fingers Tara, and they don´t change it´s shape in the oven! This is a great recipe. Happy Sunday!
Heather @girlichef says
I absolutely love these – they’ve always been one of my favorite Halloween treats!! Wish I had a stack of them in front of me right now.
Jen @ Juanita's Cocina says
Like everyone, I’ve seen these all over. But, they never look real or spooky! Girl, you got this perfectly! These are the best ones I’ve ever seen!
Megan @ I Run For Wine says
LOVE THESE! I have seen this done before but never as pretty/creepy as yours. Awesome job!
Angie @ Big Bear's Wife says
those are so spooky looking! The nails are perfect!
Oooh these look perfect for Halloween :)One of the best ones I’ve seen for sure!
Ha Ha ! These are so creative, you should be a sculpting artist !!!! Love them . Blood around the nails is a good touch 🙂
Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen says
Love them!! I can’t wait to give them a try 🙂
Tara, you executed these perfectly…so creepy and fingerlike!!! And I bet they are yummy, too!
So creepy, and so delicious – I like that combo! Your finger cookies look amazing!
veronica gantley says
Who wouldnt enjoy these for their halloween party. Welcome back, I hope you had a good trip.
The Wimpy Vegetarian says
These look fantastic!! And many congrats for making it on Foodgawker and Tastespotting with this photograph!!!!!
Martin D. Redmond says
The fingers looks so creepy! What a fun recipe! Looks great!
Brings back tons of memories from elementary school home ec! Happy Halloween!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
Tara, these are so amazingly creepy! I can’t believe how much they really look like bloody fingers. And I bet they taste delicious 😉
Karen Hartzell says
What a fun and totally gross cookie! I would still eat them! lol I looove cookies! Happy early Halloween!
They look so real and spooky! Another great post 🙂
These are wonderful. I will be trying this recipe, the children will go nuts!
Laura Hunter says
These are very ‘creepy’. I am sure they taste delicious but I am sure I would find myself hesitating to bite into it. 🙂
Wow, these are so ghoulish! What a brilliant Halloween treat!
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
Oh my gosh, these look so real. They’re scary and delicious. Yum. Pinned!
Cindys Recipes says
Very creepy (in a good way)! Got to try it!
They really do look realistic! Very creepy for Halloween!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I was hoping someone would make these! These look AWESOME! LOVE these cookies!
Oh my gosh, I had no idea it was so easy to make this recipe. They look so realistic. It would creep me out to think I am eating a finger but I think I will get over it quickly!
Noshing with the Nolands says
Thank you everyone for coming by to comment and to leave such kind words!!!
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) says
Love your attention to details on these! They look so creepy…I gotta make these next Halloween.
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
I love these – they look so realistic. I am going to have to keep these in mind for next year, I know my son will love them!
Kim Bee says
Omg these are so creepy. I am totally creeped out right now. And oddly hungry.
Susie Gall says
Oh, I LOVE these Witch Fingers. They are totally gross and perfect!
Noshing with the Nolands says
Thanks so much Susie!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
A great, spooky treat! These look pretty darn realistic! Awesome!
Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar says
Love these! They really do look just like fingers! Definitely the perfect creepy treat for Halloween!