Halloween Finger Cookies Recipe

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These taste like a rich biscotti. But the best thing about them is the spooky Halloween look! Try serving them at a Halloween party or bringing them to work. It feels creepy to eat them!

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Servings: 60 Cookies


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  1. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  3. Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper. Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie. Press one almond slice into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of red decorating gel or strawberry preserves with red food coloring into the cavity; replace the almond to cause the gel to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.
  6. Enjoy your spooky treats!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 13g
Recipe makes 60 servings
Calories 62  
Calories from Fat 30 48%
Total Fat 3.39g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.99g 8%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Potassium 11mg 0%
Total Carbs 7.0g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 2.53g 2%
Protein 0.79g 1%
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  • Claudia lamascolo
    great picture these came out fantastic!
    • laurel lee
      These were a HUGE hit at in the office. Everyone took pictures to send to friends. I've never been so hesitant to eat a cookie in my life! Seriously chilling to eat because they were so scary looking. I can't recommend these enough to impress your friends.
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      • Suzanne
        love these cookies my sister in law has a similar recipe they are so fun ;)
        • Kim - Liv LIfe
          John, they turned out great! The hostess put them front and center and they were lit by the jack-o-lantern. Thanks! Excellent recipe!!
          I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
          1 reply
          • John Spottiswood
            October 31, 2010
            Glad you liked them Kim....and thanks for the review!
          • Katrina Lowe
            this looks great, i am definitely going to try this next year, thanks John!


            • ShaleeDP
              October 26, 2016
              Awesome stuff for halloween!
              • Sowmya Soundararajan
                November 1, 2010
                Wow John....this is the perfect "Trick AND Treat"!
                1 reply
              • Danielle Slamka
                October 30, 2010
                These look fabulous!
                • Kim - Liv LIfe
                  October 30, 2010
                  We are making these today as a last minute addition to the Halloween Party we are attending this evening! Love the photo!
                  • Jo West
                    October 30, 2010
                    Hey John- Do you think these could be piped out of a large piping bag with no tip? They would be easier to form that way.

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