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Creepy Witch Finger Cookies standing in bowl
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Creepy Witch Finger Cookies

Tender crisp butter cookie shaped witch fingers. Creepy Witch finger cookies are a perfect Halloween treat. How can something that tastes this good look so bad?

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Creepy Witch Fingers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 28 cookies
Calories 77 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar confectionery
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon salt, if using salted butter
  • 3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
  • green food coloring few drops
  • 1 tube red decorator gel


  1. In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extract; beat in flour, baking powder and salt.  Add a few drops of green food coloring until it reaches your desired green.    Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2.  Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into one end for the nail. Squeeze in center to create knuckle shape; using a paring knife or toothpick, make several places to form knuckle.

  3. Place on lightly greased baking sheets or parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes. 

  4. Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back into place, so gel oozes out from underneath. Let cool. Makes about 28 large cigar size cookies. If you only use 1 teaspoon of dough, you will get about 4 dozen cookies.

Recipe Notes

  • If you only use 1 teaspoon of dough, you will get about 4 dozen cookies.
  • raspberry jam may be used in place of red icing gel.
  • If using salted butter, decrease salt to 1/2 teaspoon.
Nutrition Facts
Creepy Witch Finger Cookies
Amount Per Serving (48 g)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 8.2g3%
Fiber 0.03g0%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 1.1g2%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.