Frightful Finger Cookies

Paula Anderson


This recipe came from a Halloween food and craft book. My grand daughter loves to bake, so she made these. They were fun to make and great for her Halloween party at school.

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blanced almonds
red food coloring drops
1 c
(2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 c
ground pecans

How to Make Frightful Finger Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Tint almonds with red food coloring.
  • 2Beat butter and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and salt; beat until well blended. Add flour, 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in pecans. (Dough will be stiff.)
  • 3Shape dough by tablespoonfuls into finger shapes about 3 inches long and 3/4 inch in diameter; place on prepared cookie sheets. Lightly score with knife across center and near top to resemble knuckles. Press tinted almond into top of each "finger" for "nail".
  • 4Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

    makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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About Frightful Finger Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American