Happy early Halloween! Singapore does not have the tradition of celebrating Halloween (no trick-or-treat here), but people here will often buy masks / costumes and party away in clubs.
Horror is definitely not my favourite genre since young - I hate watching horror movies and am absolutely frightened of visiting haunted houses, but I love the treats that bakers create during Halloween.
I've seen these Witch Fingers cookies around the net for quite some time and decided to try my hand in baking some. I used a melt-in-the-mouth butter cookie recipe to make these cookies. However I forgot that these cookies expand during baking, so some of the "fingers" became a little too fat, but overall I'm still very pleased with the results.
So if you're still looking for a treat, bake these cookies!
Begin by creaming some butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg yolk and some vanilla.
Sift and fold in some flour.
You'll get a very soft, buttery dough.
Flatten into a large rectangle and chill for 1 hour.
Slice the dough into "fingers" and stick an almond slice as "fingernail".
Bake until lightly golden - and devour!
I'm submitting this to Recipe Box #20 hosted by Bizzy Bakes!
Witch Fingers Cookies
- 50 grams ¼ cup caster sugar
- 30 grams ¼ cup icing sugar
- 115 grams 1 stick; ½ cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 1 egg, divided, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract / vanilla paste
- 155 grams 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- Almond slices
- Cream the sugars and butter in a large mixing bowl until light, pale and fluffy.
- Add in the egg yolk and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated.
- Sift in the flour in two batches and fold it in with a rubber spatula. Transfer the dough onto a large piece of plastic wrap (cling film). Spread the dough out into a large rectangle/square into ½-inch thick. Wrap it up with the plastic wrap and refrigerate till firm, at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unwrap the dough and cut it into 1 ½-inch by ½-inch rectangles. Pinch the rectangles slightly to form fingers. Stick a piece of almond flake in the front for he fingernail. Score the dough slightly with a small, sharp knife (look at your own finger as guidance ;)).
- Place the cookie dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 10 to 13 minutes until lightly golden. The cookie will expand during baking. Cool the cookies completely on a wire rack and store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
It's all about the fingernails. Yikes!
Creepy and realistic looking withered fingers!
Choc Chip Uru says
Oh wow these are so cool my friend, great job 🙂
I am a huge horror fan!
Choc Chip Uru
Beautiful 'creepy' cookies. I bet they're delicious too. 🙂
kitchen flavours says
Oooh....eerie fingers! Love it! Yes, I have seen this before and have forgotten all about it! Some of them even have raspberry or strawberry jam smeared at the "stump" to make it even more gorry!
I am not into horror movies anymore, I guess, mellow with age! Used to stay up late for horror movies when I was young, but not anymore, they give me the creeps!! Hahaha!
I think your witch fingers turned out really good. I agree with you about horror movies...not my thing.