Witches Fingers

Twist on the classic Lady Fingers. Halloween fun for the whole family



Witches Fingers


Servings 8

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup whole almonds

  • 1 (.75 ounce) tube red decorating gel

  1. Place softened butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl; beat together with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating until combined; refrigerate dough for 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

  3. Remove dough from the refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper. Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie. Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.

  5. Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; 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.

Prepare to enter the world of spooky Halloween snacks and treats with this Witches Fingers recipe! This snack will be the star of the show at any Halloween party. They're easy to make and perfect for all ages, so everyone can have fun with this playful and flavorful treat. Witches Fingers combines a buttery dough that transforms into a finger-like shape, complete with eerie nails and blood-red dip on the end. Get ready to join us in celebrating this spooky season and step up your party game with our Witches Fingers.