Thursday, 3 October 2013

Witch Finger Cookies



It's October y'all!!

And what is the best part about October? Halloween, of course!




It was actually a couple of months ago when I asked my boyfriend what his favorite holiday was, and he said Halloween. I'm not really sure why..he doesn't dress up, he doesn't go to parties, he doesn't even drink, and yet...he LOVES candy.




And since I am not skilled enough to make candy (and also because candy is so cheap this time of year that it would probably cost me more to make it than buy it) I opted for a novelty cookie.


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Now this is my kind of cookie! Not too sweet, easy to make, looks hilarious, and is GREEN! What could be better, right? Maybe the addition of brandy extract for that grown-up feel. Hey, it's not only kids that can have fun on Halloween!





What you'll need:

-1 cup butter, softened
-1 cup icing sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon brandy extract
-2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
+almonds
+strawberry jam
+green food coloring


Directions:

    1.   In a large bowl, beat together the butter, icing sugar, egg, vanilla and brandy extract until fully combined.
    2.   In a separate bowl, mix together the flours and baking powder. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully combined. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    3.   Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Lightly spray baking sheets.
    4.   Form the dough into fingers, pinching each piece of dough in two places to create knuckles. Use the back of a paring knife to create the appearance of the surface of a knuckle.
    5.   Dip the almonds in the strawberry jam and press into the tip of each finger cookie.
    6.   Bake for around 20 minutes. If the cookies have lost shape, gently reform while still warm.

28 comments:

  1. I must admit Halloween is not my favorite either, Cathleen. Candy on the other hand takes second to a good and tasty cookie. (in this case a bit of a ghoulish one also:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...I will be pinning your creative cookies to my Halloween Pinterest board, Louise

    P.S. We're having a Pasta Party over at my blog. You are more than welcome to come meet "the gang" and post a pasta recipe. Louise

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  2. I have seen that idea somewhere and I think these are amazing treats!!

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  3. Cute and spooky cookies! :)

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  4. Eeeeekkkkkk Cathleen!!!! Those are really scary!

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  5. These are hilarious!! Love t!

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  6. Scary and wonderful cookies ! You are very innovative Cathleen...

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  7. These are really spooky Cathleen... I made similar ones some time back and my family totally loved it :-)

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  8. These cookies look really spooky & these are on my to do list

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  9. Hi Cathleen , fingers spooky , cookies is a must on my list for halloween thanks for sharing :).

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  10. oh we love celebrating Halloween and that's because of all kinds of candies...jack o lanterns and spooky desserts....loved these cookies...will make so many treasured childhood memories come to life,thanks for sharing :-)

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  11. They look too real for me, but kids would absolutely love them.

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  12. Really spooky , Cathleen ! Love it :D

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  13. These cookies are great! I be they would be a huge hit for kids.

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  14. These cookies are crazy!! Definitely perfect for Halloween.

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  15. They look so darn spooky. Love the idea.

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  16. Scary! But an amazing idea ;) Thank you for the visit, this way I got to know your blog, that I must say is very interesting!
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  17. Oh wow! I'm impressed! Creepy but tasty, I bet!

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  18. They look really creepy, such fun!
    Love the green color it adds the perfect scary touch.

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  19. That's pretty inspiring, I'm always looking for some creepy and scary Halloween treats - this one is pretty wicked and would love to veganise that one day!

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  20. Holy cow, these are so creepy!!! haha. I can't believe how realistic they are. So perfect for Halloween.

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  21. Just about how many fingers does this recipe yield? And how long will they keep? They're fantastic but I'd need to make them 2 days before the kids come round...

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    1. It all depends on how big you make the cookies. This made around 20 cookies, but if you made them skinnier, I can imagine they can make up to 30-40.
      Stored in an airtight container, they can keep for up to 5 days, so making them 2 days ahead would work no problem.

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  22. Thanks Cathleen! Will make these my trick or treat sweet for the neighborhood kiddies!

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