Halloween Witch Finger Butter Cookies
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Halloween Witch Finger Butter Cookies

These Halloween Witch Finger Butter Cookies taste a lot better than they look. You are definitely in for a treat, a Halloween treat!
Course Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword biscotti halloween, halloween witch cookies, witch finger cookies
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 48 servings
Calories 84kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD

Ingredients

  • 125 grams butter (about 1 stick plus 2 teaspoons)
  • 240 grams granulated sugar (1 cup plus 3 tablespoons)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 400 grams all purpose flour (almost 3 cups)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp strawberry jelly
  • 48 almonds

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • One by one, add the egg yolks. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the extracts.
  • Add the flour, salt and lemon zest and mix until just incorporated.
  • Scoop dough with small sized cookie scoop and drop on work surface.
  • Roll into a log. Pinch the dough to create two indentations to imitate the knuckles of finger. With a butter knife, create creases to imitate fingers folds and joints. Next, press an almond in the tip of the dough in order to imitate a fingernail.
  • Preheat oven to 375℉ (190°C).
  • Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
  • Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
  • Once cookies are cool, carefully lift the almond and place 1/4 teaspoon of strawberry jelly. If almond cannot be removed, simply dab a bit of strawberry jelly.

Notes

The "edible" dirt is simply made by pulsing chocolate wafers in a food processor.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*recipe lightly adapted from Carol Field
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1.8% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 0.7% | Iron: 2.7%