"Finger" Cookies

Geoffry Le Cher


Looking back over my recipes, and looking for items that might interest other JAP members, I ran across this one. I've used it many times, always at Halloween... and always with the same goulish results.

- Geoffry

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper




3 dozen


30 Min


30 Min




1 c
butter, softened
1 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 3/4 c
ap flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
kosher salt
2 dash(es)
red food coloring
red' frosting
1/4 c
confectioners' sugar - icing glue
1 tsp
lemon juice - icing glue
1/2 c
sliced almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy.

Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla extract and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and beat until completely mixed.

Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325°F. With your hands, roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a finger shape for each cookie. If the dough gets sticky and hard to work with, put it back in the refrigerator for a little while.

Place fingers on an ungreased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.

Use a butter knife to make knuckle marks on the finger cookies.

Slightly flatten the front of the finger to create a nail.

Bake 20-25 minutes, until fingers are slightly golden.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

Meanwhile, prepare the Icing Glue:

Mix together powdered sugar and water in a small bowl until the consistency is similar to that of a paste.

Attach almond slice fingernails to the tips of the fingers with Icing Glue.

Let glue dry for about 30 minutes.

If you choose, mix frosting and red food coloring and dipped the severed end in the mixture… for a particular ghoulish touch.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tag: For Kids