Hello! So, we are reaching another Halloween very soon. Have you ever thought of giving your family and friends a scary-looking but delicious treat? Because in this video, we will share a special recipe with you: Witch Finger Cookies.
Halloween – The Spooky Season
Halloween is a traditional festival, most popular in Western countries. The celebrations and the meanings of it vary for each country but, in general, it is an occasion to honor and memorize the ones that passed away, and to pray for the blessings.
Its origin is a fest named Samhain. On this day, the Celtics will dress up with special costumes made from animals’ skin. Later on, many traditions have been added according to the place you live in. Carving potatoes and then pumpkins, getting creative with the clothes, pulling pranks to perform or play with others,… (1)
Many folks believe that on Halloween day, the evils are free from hell, and thus they cosplay as creepy creatures in myths and tales to disguise as one of them and protect themselves from dangers. Nowadays, teenagers and children consider it the most exciting part of Halloween.
Imagine munching on a cookie that looks exactly like the evil witch’s fingers! It will give everyone chills down their spine before they realize how delectable it is. Nevertheless, if you want to make something lovely instead, check our Banana Sponge Cake or Mango Panna Cotta out!
How to make Witch Finger Cookies?Print
Witch Finger Cookies for Halloween 2020 | Creepy Cookies
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
- Category: How to Bake
- Method: Baking
- 200g all-purpose flour
- 150g butter
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 60g sugar
- ½ egg
After making those spooky finger cookies, we will decorate them a little for more Halloween vibes! You will need:
- Almonds (as the nails)
- Cocoa powder (as the wrinkles)
- Strawberry jam (as the blood)
When you have gathered the necessary ingredients, you are ready to learn how to bake the scariest and also tastiest witch finger cookies.
Step 1: Mix the ingredients
Of course, you can try this recipe with store bought dough but the process is really simple, and I think you won’t encounter any difficulty if you follow the steps carefully! Besides, it’s much more meaningful if you prepare a gift from the beginning to the end!
- Use the mixer to blend butter and sugar into a smooth cream and pour half of the egg wash in.
- Break the egg and whisk it gently for a golden egg wash. However, we will be using only half of it, or your flour mixture will end up overly wet.
- Mix the flour and the baking powder well. It’s the basic step when you bake cakes or cookies.
- Once blended with egg, the mixture is ready to be mixed with flour. You would want to sieve your flour so it will be 100% powder with no clump.
Step 2: Make and shape the dough
- Spread your mixture on a clean, flat surface and knead it firmly with your hands. Keep tossing and turning the mass around! Eventually, you will see the crumbs flock together and the dough becomes a whole.
- Pinch a bit of the dough and roll it on the surface until you earn a finger shape. It should be longer than the normal length of fingers since we want our witch finer cookies to be as creepy as possible! Don’t forget to accentuate the knuckles!
- Place an almond on the fingertip to make the spooky nail.
- Press the knife on the soft dough to create wrinkles.
Step 3: Bake and decorate
- Bake your cookies at 150oC for 20 minutes. When you take the batch out of the oven, you will immediately catch the irresistible scent of buttery treats.
- Apply cocoa powder and strawberry jam on optional spots to finish the bloody and rotten look!
- Put the Halloween finger cookies in a gift box and send it away!
- You can wrap the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes. The low temperature will fix the issue of sticky dough too.
- Chilling the shaped fingers for an hour will also help to maintain their form.
- Smear some jam on the ‘fingertip’ before placing the almond so they will stick together.
- When the cookies are freshly out of the oven, they are very crispy and easy to break. Be careful!
- If you add green food coloring to the dough mixture, the cookies will have a zombie-like look.
- Any red jam will do the trick, it doesn’t have to be strawberry jam.
- We might still fake the nails without almonds. A slice or a whole of any dark-colored nut you have should be fine!
- Be creative with your decoration! For example, let the jam drip from the fingers, trim a tad of the other end for a tattered appearance, and so on.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 287
- Sugar: 3.1
- Sodium: 6mg
- Fat: 30.5g
- Saturated Fat: 19.3g
- Carbohydrates: 4.3g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.6g
- Cholesterol: 85mg
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These witch finger cookies will give your beloved ones an unforgettable memory! If you like the video, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. And if you have interesting Halloween recipes to share, let me know immediately!