"Finger" Cookies

1
Geoffry Le Cher

By
@Geoffry

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
3 dozen
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make "Finger" Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About "Finger" Cookies

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




Show 10 Comments & Reviews

16 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

16 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Because who doesn't love ooey, gooey, yummy, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies?! Here are some of the best recipes we know for your favorite cookie!

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

An easy and versatile cake mix cookies recipe that will become your go-to cookie recipe! Click here for the Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies recipe!

Not Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Not Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These 15 chocolate chip cookie recipes are not your typical cookies. From pretzels to pumpkin to apple to banana and more, they’re chock full of tasty little morsels you’ll find...