Witch Finger Cookies – Easy Halloween Cookies

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These Witch Finger Cookies are so creepy that they will become the star in your Halloween celebrations. They are so perfect and fun for this holiday.

Witch Finger Cookies

Excited about the coming Halloween? We are, too! My kids are always excited about their costumes and the decorations we are going to put out. But we are more excited about the treats we will be making and serving. I can’t wait to make a lot of these eerie Witch Finger Cookies. 

By the way, here are some reminders or important trick-or-treat safety tips that every parent should know. 

What are Witch Finger Cookies?

Witch finger cookies are simple and very easy to make cookies shaped into fingers. To make them look like fingers, you’ll need to press a blunt spatula or back of a knife onto the dough to create lines across a ‘finger’ that will look like creases on the skin of the finger. For the nail, a whole or sliced almond is pressed on one end of the dough to be the nail.

Who made the first witch finger cookies is unknown. I guess someone, probably a kid, had played or tried to make oblong cookies. Then the baker thought they looked like some old witches’ fingers. For more fun, lines were added on each cookie, and almond was added as the nail part… and Voila!

Witch Finger Cookies

Well… That’s only a fun guess! I told that to my kids and I think they feel proud that a kid had invented these cookies. Lol! And I got myself some assistants to make more witch finger cookies. Score!

What do you think about how these cookies were first made?

Making the witch finger cookies.

These cookies are very easy to make. Ingredients are simple and easy to find in any grocery store or supermarket. If you are too busy to head to the store yourself, the ingredients are simple enough for grocery pick up or delivery.

If you noticed, I weigh some ingredients in grams. I am more comfortable when I put the exact amount that I needed.

However, I’ll convert them to make it easier for you. I know some of you don’t have the weighing scale.

To start, gather and measure the ingredients listed below.
  • 175g (⅞ cup) sugar
  • 85g (¼ cup) golden syrup
  • 100g (⅓ cup + 2 Tbsp) salted butter
  • 350g (2 ½ cups) plain flour 
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 10 blanched almonds
Ingredients

Instructions

STEP 1

Put the sugar and butter in a cup or small bowl and mix them well. In another cup, mix cinnamon, ginger, flour and add this mix to the egg and butter mix. Add the brown sugar and stir them until combined well.

Instructions

STEP 2

Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for at least 30 mins in the fridge.

Halloween finger cookies

STEP 3

Heat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6 and line two baking trays with baking parchment.

Witch Finger Cookies

STEP 4

Remove the dough from the fridge, divide the dough into 45 balls and roll each piece into a finger shape. Press the back of a knife into the dough to make knuckles. Lightly press almond to the nail part. Put on lined baking trays and chill for 30 mins. Bakes for 10 mins until pale golden.

Witch Finger Cookies

Can these cookies be made in advance? How to store them?

Just like any other cookies, these witch finger cookies can be made in advance. Prepare and bake them as instructed. Keep them in a clean airtight container. Refrigerate them for up to a week. They can also be frozen for up to a month. Defrost before serving.

They can also be stored unrefrigerated. As long as they are kept in a clean and airtight container, you can place them on a countertop for up to 4 days. However, I haven’t had any issues because when they are on the countertop or table, they will be gone before reaching the 4th day.

Well, making these cookies ahead when planning for Halloween Parties will do the trick for making the preps easier when that day comes.

Witch Finger Cookies

Another fun variation to these would be to add warmed up Raspberry or Strawberry Jam and drizzle over them as if the fingers were bleeding.

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Halloween treats recipes Pinterest Board to make it a lot easier when you want to check the recipe again.

Witch Finger Cookies
Yield: 10 witch finger cookies

Witch Finger Cookies - Easy Halloween Cookies

Prep Time: 35 seconds
Cook Time: 18 seconds
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes 53 seconds

These Witch Finger Cookies may look creepy but they are delicious, very easy, and fun to make. I bet they will be the star in your Halloween celebration.

Ingredients

  • 175g (⅞ cup) sugar
  • 85g (¼ cup) golden syrup
  • 100g (⅓ cup + 2 Tbsp) salted butter
  • 350g (2 ½ cups) plain flour
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 10 blanched almonds

Instructions

  1. Put the sugar and butter in a cup or small bowl and mix them well. In a different cup, mix cinnamon, ginger, flour and add this mix to the egg and butter mix. Add carefully the brown sugar and stir them until combined well.
  2. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for at least 30 mins in the fridge.
  3. Heat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6 and line two baking trays with baking parchment.
  4. Remove the dough from the fridge and divide the dough into 45 balls and roll each piece into a finger shape. Press the back of a knife into the dough to make knuckles. Lightly press almond to the nail part. Put on lined baking trays and chill for 30 mins. Bake for 10 mins until pale golden.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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