It’s the age old question around Halloween, What do witches and Zombies taste like? Never fear, I am here to help! Here is a lovely recipe for witch and zombie fingers. Yum.
Halloween Finger Cookies
1 cup butter softened
1 cup Confectioners sugar
2 2/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
Whole unsalted almonds for the nails
Red icing (I used red writing gel)
Green and Black food colouring
Oven 325F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter, sugar and add the egg and vanilla extract.
Add flour and baking soda. Divide the dough into half and add a small amount of green colour to one half and a small amount of black to the other. Mix in the colour.
Chill the dough for 20-30 minutes. Roll out the fingers using wax paper using about a teaspoon of dough for each.
Use a butter knife to mark the knuckles and press an almond into the end of each for the nail. Don’t worry about perfect shapes, the more bumps and warts the better!
Bake for 10 minutes until firm. When they are cool, remove the almonds and stick them back down with the red icing. Make them as gruesome or subtle as you dare.
Recipe adapted from http://www.allrecipes.com.
Don’t forget to experiment with colour and icing to get all kinds of scary effects you can eat! How about blue fingers? More colour for brighter green or maybe some red icing at the base of the finger?
Be sure to tell your friends that they are the real deal!
How cool are THEY!!! If I was a better baker I’d be pulling on the apron… sadly, it is not my forte. Best Halloween treats I have ever seen. Love ’em!
Thanks Rachel! They are super easy and taste nice, if you can bring yourself to eat them!