It’s October y’all!!
And what is the best part about October? Halloween, of course!
It was actually a couple of months ago when I asked my boyfriend what his favorite holiday was, and he said Halloween. I’m not really sure why..he doesn’t dress up, he doesn’t go to parties, he doesn’t even drink, and yet…he LOVES candy.
And since I am not skilled enough to make candy (and also because candy is so cheap this time of year that it would probably cost me more to make it than buy it) I opted for a novelty cookie.
Now this is my kind of cookie! Not too sweet, easy to make, looks hilarious, and is GREEN! What could be better, right? Maybe the addition of brandy extract for that grown-up feel. Hey, it’s not only kids that can have fun on Halloween!
If you try this recipe, let me know! Rate it, leave a comment and tag me with #atasteofmadness on Instagram! I always love seeing what you are creating!
Spooky witch finger cookies that are so easy to make. Perfect recipe for Halloween, and super fun to make and eat!
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp brandy extract (optional)
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- strawberry jam
- green food coloring
In a large bowl, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla and brandy extract until fully combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flours and baking powder. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully combined. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Lightly spray baking sheets.
Form the dough into fingers, pinching each piece of dough in two places to create knuckles. Use the back of a paring knife to create the appearance of the surface of a knuckle.
Dip the almonds in the strawberry jam and press into the tip of each finger cookie.
Bake for around 20 minutes. If the cookies have lost shape, gently reform while still warm.