Witch Fingers Cookies

Witch fingers cookies on a plate

Kids will get a big kick with these Witch Fingers Cookies. Put out a plate of these Halloween treats and watch them disappear. Made with pecans and powdered sugar you will find this to be an easy cookie recipe and fun to make.

Everyone will want to get into the fun of making this Halloween recipe. Shape the dough into Witch Fingers Cookies, paint the almonds for fingernails and you have a dish of creepy cookies for your Halloween party.


Slivered almonds
Red food coloring
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. ground pecans

Preheat your oven to 300° F.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and paint the almonds with the red food coloring. Set aside.

Mix butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and salt. Beat until well blended. Add flour, about 1/4 cup at a time; beat well after each addition of flour. Stir in pecans. (Dough will be stiff)

By tablespoons, shape dough into fingers and 3" long and about 3/4" thick. Place on cookie sheets. Lightly score tops of fingers to resemble your knuckles. Press painted almonds into top of each finger for nail.

Bake 25 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for about 1 minute. Remove to cooling racks.

Makes about 3 dozen Witch Fingers Cookies.

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A Little Halloween Trivia

Orange and black are the colors of Halloween because orange is associated with the fall harvest and black is the color of darkness.

Jack-o-Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

Halloween candy sales average about two billion dollars per year.

Chocolate bars top the list as the most popular treat.

The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night, so they began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.

Black cats were once thought to protect witches.

Some people believe that if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.