Witches Fingers Cookies

Witches Fingers Cookies

Whether you’re a good witch or a bad witch, you’re sure to love these Witch Finger Cookies! Sweet and buttery, these cookies are great for serving on a platter or using to decorate a fun Halloween cake. Begin by tinting your cookie dough with green food coloring, then use Red Candy Melts candy and almond slices to decorate. Easy enough for kids and beginning bakers and decorators, these easy Halloween cookies are a fun addition to any spooky celebration!
  • Prep20 min
  • Total Time2 hr 45 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    AmountAbout 2 dozen


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  1. In large bowl, beat confectioners’ sugar, butter and icing color with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour and salt; mix until a smooth dough forms.
  2. Prepare cookie pans with parchment paper. Divide dough evenly into 24 pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a log about 4 to 4-1/2 inches long and place onto prepared cookie pan. On one end of the cookie, make a slight depression in the dough for the “fingernail.” Using a pairing knife, make indentations in the cookies for knuckles. Repeat with remaining cookie dough. Chill cookies 2-3 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  4. Bake cookies 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown at edges. Cool 1 minute on pan on cooling grid. Remove from pan; cool completely on grid.
  5. Melt Red Candy Melts Candy according to package instructions. Use a small amount of candy to attach 1 almond slice to end of cookie for fingernail. Dip other end of cookie in melted candy and chill until set, about 10-15 minutes.


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