Witch Finger Cookies

Better late than never…

This recipe is very seasonably inappropriate, so just remember it when October rolls around. I remember my mum making these cookies from Canadian Living when I was younger for Halloween. I think there may have also been punch with ice cubes made in rubber gloves to look like hands. So when our friends invited us over for a Halloween party, they seemed like the perfect snack to bring. Surprisingly, they are very tasty and were a big hit among the party goers – by the time The Shining was over so were the cookies.

Witch Finger Cookies

Adapted from Canadian Living
Yield: approx. 40 fingers

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon  vanilla
2-3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole almonds
1 tablespoon jam

In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll heaping teaspoonful of dough into finger shape for each cookie.

Dip one side of the almond in the jam. Press almond firmly into 1 end for nail, making sure that the jam oozes out from underneath. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape; using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.

Place on lightly greased baking sheets; bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes.


3 Responses to Witch Finger Cookies

  1. Auntie Claire says:

    HA!!!! Finger cookies with raspberry jam…just what I need right about now! Nice plate, though!

  2. Taisa says:

    My Mum or Granny made these too! And the punch with the ice made with rubber gloves; we definitely had that one halloween.

  3. megs says:

    Did they read Canadian Living too!

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