• Halloween Finger Cookies

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    Halloween Finger Cookies
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 20 min Servings: 60
    by John Spottiswood
    300 recipes
    These taste like a rich biscotti. But the best thing about them is the spooky Halloween look! Try serving them at a Halloween party or bringing them to work. It feels creepy to eat them!


    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 1 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 bag chips (mix of chocolate and butterscotch) optional
    • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
    • 1 (.75 ounce) tube red decorating gel or strawberry preserves and a little red food coloring (to put on nails)


    1. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
    3. Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper. Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie. Press one almond slice into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking sheets.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.
    5. Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of red decorating gel or strawberry preserves with red food coloring into the cavity; replace the almond to cause the gel to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.
    6. Enjoy your spooky treats!

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    • Claudia lamascolo
      Claudia lamascolo
      great picture these came out fantastic!
      • laurel lee
        laurel lee
        These were a HUGE hit at in the office. Everyone took pictures to send to friends. I've never been so hesitant to eat a cookie in my life! Seriously chilling to eat because they were so scary looking. I can't recommend these enough to impress your friends.
        • Suzanne
          love these cookies my sister in law has a similar recipe they are so fun ;)
          • Kim - Liv LIfe
            Kim - Liv LIfe
            John, they turned out great! The hostess put them front and center and they were lit by the jack-o-lantern. Thanks! Excellent recipe!!
            • John Spottiswood
              John Spottiswood
              Glad you liked them Kim....and thanks for the review!
            • Katrina Lowe
              Katrina Lowe
              this looks great, i am definitely going to try this next year, thanks John!


              • ShaleeDP
                Awesome stuff for halloween!
                • Sowmya Soundararajan
                  Sowmya Soundararajan
                  Wow John....this is the perfect "Trick AND Treat"!
                  • John Spottiswood
                    John Spottiswood
                    Glad you like it Sowmya!
                  • Danielle Slamka
                    Danielle Slamka
                    These look fabulous!
                    • Kim - Liv LIfe
                      Kim - Liv LIfe
                      We are making these today as a last minute addition to the Halloween Party we are attending this evening! Love the photo!
                      • Jo West
                        Jo West
                        Hey John- Do you think these could be piped out of a large piping bag with no tip? They would be easier to form that way.

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