These edible witches finger cookies are super cute, delicious and the perfect spooky addition to your next Halloween party!Homemade spooky treats elevate any Halloween gathering. These edible witches finger cookies are sure to wow your crowd.
I always love coming up with fun and spooky desserts each Halloween. Last year we made spider chocolate chip cookies and they were a hit. This year I wanted to take up the creepy factor just a bit since my boys are getting older and love it. Edible witches finger cookies complete with red painted “fingernails” seemed like a great way to go. Can I just say, the boys LOVED them!
The best part about these cookies is that perfection goes out the window so they are great for kids to help with. Each witches finger cookie should look unique just like real fingers do. It’s so fun for the kids to roll the dough and essentially play with it like playdough to create these creepy little cookies.
These cookies are surprisingly easy to make and they couldn’t be cuter on a Halloween tablescape. They are only slightly sweet like regular sugar cookies which I think is nice considering all the candy we eat on Halloween. However, if you like them a bit sweeter, I have a secret for you. They are really yummy dipped in hot cocoa but don’t tell anyone I told you…
While you can likely use any gluten-free all-purpose flour, we used Glutino brand here. It is super easy to work with, tastes mild (no yucky bean flour tastes) and produces great results like regular flour does. I personally love that it can be used as a 1 to 1 replacement to traditional flour making it so easy to transform your favorite non gluten-free recipes to gluten-free.
- 5 C Glutino gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. xanthan gum
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 1 C butter, softened
- 1 C sour cream
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla
- 2 T green food coloring
- Raw almonds (about 36-48)
- Red food coloring OR red koolaide mixed with just a touch of water to make a paste
- Black, green or red frosting
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine first six ingredients.
- Slowly add in the butter, sour cream, egg, vanilla and green food coloring.
- Mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove from fridge and let sit 1 hr.
- Split dough in half.
- Knead dough until pliable and easy to break pieces off to work with.
- Break off 2 inch balls and roll between hands to make a long finger shape.
- Add knots where needed and indent where the “nail” will go with your pinky.
- Using a knife, slice three times just under where the nail will go and in the middle of the cookie.
- Place on a silicone mat lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown.
- Meanwhile, “paint” the almond nails using red food coloring or red koolaide mixed just slightly with water.
- Once removed from the oven, use the frosting as an adhesive and add a small dot to the cookie and lay almond “nail” on top.
- Enjoy warm or cool.
*This is a sponsored post which means I have received monetary and/or product compensation from Glutino. I only work with brands I and my family actually enjoy. All opinions are completely my own.