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Oh my goodness, these edible witches finger cookies are SO cute! They are delicious, gluten-free and the perfect dessert for your next Halloween party! www.glutenfreefrenzy.com
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Edible Witches Finger Cookies {Gluten-Free}

These yummy spooky cookies are the perfect Halloween treat
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time11 mins
rest/refrigerate9 hrs
Total Time9 hrs 31 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: finger cookies, gluten free halloween cookies, halloween cookie recipe
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Chandice


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 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.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1.8mg