Finger-licking good – Halloween Cookies

Finger-licking good – Halloween Cookies

My husband suggested the title – much more friendly than the one I came up with – not too much of a guess! Here’s another smart title for this one – A hitchhiker’s nightmare –
This is a cookie recipe that i got from another blog I follow and the moment I saw it, I knew I had to try it – But I made a few modifications to the recipe to make it – er… more healthy?? But it’s Halloween and we could do a lot worse with the candies….I had so much fun doing this with my daughter. Thank you Mriganayani for the cool, yet, macabre idea :-)

We made some fingers and a few toes…


2-3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup of cane sugar – tunbinado
1 cup of softened unsalted butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon each of almond and vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
about 25 almonds halved


Whip the softened butter, egg, baking soda and extracts together
Slowly add the flour to it and make into almost pizza dough consistency
Set in the fridge for half an hour
Remove and roll out thin like bread sticks
With a fork press in 2 places
Press almond half, pointy half as fingernail tip into the tip of each rolled stick

Preparing the almonds
In a bowl boil some water and raw almonds for about 3 -4 minutes and peal off skin when cooled.

Baking instructions
Set oven at 325 degrees and bake for 15 minutes

Secret tip: Be sure to roll them out thinner than a normal finger because they thicken as they bake, which accounts for the stubbies in our batch …. but they are fingers after all and come in all sizes and shapes!
For more fun: Add some jam at the tips of your fingers to give it the congealed blood look (heeeeehaaaawwww)

Happy Halloween! Not too late to try it!




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October 31, 2010

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