Oct 29, 2010

Spooky Gross Witch Fingers!

Happy Halloween to all of you!

I had posted this recipe last year. Reposting it again as it is a great recipe for Halloween and I'm planning to make them again for our neighborhood potluck. Some neighbors remember me only as the lady who got the awesome witch finger :)These little fingers actually have their own fan following! This time I'm planning to break up the batch and maybe mix some funky halloween colors and make multi colored fingers coz we do have green and orange witches flying everywhere this season!

Update: I did make them colorful this time. Here's a quick picture. I also made some cute Witch Hat Cupcakes. Used a cake mix and made the cupcakes and topped off with some Betty Crocker's Whipped Icing and then decorated them with mimi M&M's and some Twizzlers! And top off with an ice cream cone for the hat. Easy Breezy and so much fun to do! And all the kids loved it!

Our neighborhood has an annual potluck party every year. We all meet up, eat and then take the kids out trick or treating. So, for this potluck I made these spooky witch fingers and some monster cupcakes!

The witch fingers are so gross looking - they are perfect for Halloween. And its a really simple and easy thing to make. I got the basic recipe from this site - http://www.fabulousfoods.com/recipes/article/105/17893Thank you to Cheri Sicard for the recipe!

Ingredient check list -

Butter: 1 cup
Sugar: 1 cup
1 Egg
All purpose flour or Maida: 2 3/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp Salt
Vaniila Extract - 1 tsp
Almond Extract - 1 tsp
Almonds without skin - about 30 - 40. If you have the whole almonds, just boil them in water for about 5 mins - the skin comes right off. 

Here's my butter getting chopped - I'm in the halloween mood!

Mix the sugar, softened butter, egg and the vanilla and almond extract and beat together well.

This is getting all fluffy.

Make a mix of the flour, baking powder and salt together. Now, slowly add this to the butter mixture a little at a time and mix well.

When you're done, you get a nice dough mix like this below. When done, put this in the fridge for about 30 mins.

After 30 mins, take the dough out. Take a small ball and roll it out into a long strip.

Use a fork and press down on the dough slightly to make the marks.

Arrange them on a cookie sheet. Press down an almond on the top of the finger and that would be the evil witch's nails!

Does this not look gross?


Bake them in a preheated oven at 325F for about 15 mins or until the base starts to get brown. This would bet the halloween idea of a witch getting burnt in hell!

Here they are...yuck and awesome!

 A close up shot of the spooky fingers. Did I tell you she was a fat witch?

Arrange them together and voila...you got yourself a great gross treat!

 Here they are along with my Halloween Monster Cupcakes! Happy Halloween!


 Enjoy! Peace Out!


  1. Look like real fingers. Nice presentation and lovely post.

  2. They look so real and yes she was a very fat evil witch tempting to gobble the fingers up!

  3. Wowow am speechless..so beautiful fingers..

  4. unbelievable. perfect for halloween.

  5. Its like real fingers. Unbelievable and nice presentation and lovely click and what not?

  6. I am wondering where do you get these ideas from! You are a genius Anu! I feel I stand no where in cooking after nearly 10 years of independent cooking experience.

  7. the almonds are such a cool idea but yes, those look totally gross!

  8. I am giving this a shot this weekend - they do look nasty and wicked - I hope the kids are going to love them.... Thanks

  9. Replies
    1. Hi Meera,

      You can make this eggless too - just add maybe a little milk and some baking soda to the dough. or you can use one of the common substitutes like applesauce or ricotta cheese or even yogurt. Do let me know how you liked it when you tried. You can also use a regular eggless shortbread recipe and just make it in this shape.


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