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Halloween cookies – Witches fingers and Zombie fingers.

Halloween Cookies

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

1 egg

1tsp vanilla

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

Halloween cookies


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!

Happy Halloween.



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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.


  1. 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!

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