These creepy cookies are decorated to look like witch fingers. They’re perfect for a Halloween party. 

Yield: Makes 36.



  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • Sliced natural almonds, optional


  1. Using medium speed of an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Gradually beat in 2 1/4 cups flour just until combined. If dough is too sticky, add additional flour, 1 tbsp at a time, and knead until dough comes together and forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate dough 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  3. Using a scant 1 tbsp of dough for each cookie, shape a flattened roll to look like a bony finger. Using your own finger as a model, make knuckle lines with a knife. Shape and flatten one end to look like a fingernail. One piece of almond can be carefully pressed in for a nail. Place fingers on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake until cookies are firm, about 15 - 18 minutes. Do not overbake. Let cookies stand for 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove from cookie sheets and cool cookies on racks. May be frozen.
Nutritional analysis per 1 cookie:

95 calories, 5.8 g fat, 1.2 g protein, 9.7 g carbohydrate, 0.4 g fibre, 41 mg sodium