Frightening Witch's Finger Cookies

35 5 doz. or 20 servings, 3 cookies (42 g) each
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5 doz. or 20 servings, 3 cookies (42 g) each

It’s hard to believe these are cookies! You’ll feel pretty good about your culinary wizardry when you create a batch of these rather realistic-looking Frightening Witch’s Finger Cookies for Halloween!

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  • Heat oven to 325ºF.
  • Reserve 60 nuts for later use; process remaining nuts in food processor until finely ground. Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar, extract and salt in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in ground nuts. (Dough will be stiff.)
  • Roll dough into 60 (3-inch) "fingers," using 1 Tbsp. dough for each. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 of the reserved nuts into dough in 1 end of each finger for the fingernail. Use sharp knife to make 3 crosswise slits in top of each finger for the knuckles.
  • Bake 15 to 20 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 3 min. on baking sheet; carefully transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.

Special Extra

Brush nuts with red food colouring before baking.


  • 5 doz. or 20 servings, 3 cookies (42 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 5 doz. or 20 servings, 3 cookies (42 g) each
Calories 150
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 90mg
Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • louisphilippeemond |

    These wre easy to make and very creepy. Some kids didn't want to eat them!!!! What a great idea!! Even the adults enjoyed dunking them in there coffee!!!

  • thebartons01 |

    Had to modify to no nuts for our school so used gourmet jelly beans cut in half for fingernails and peppermint extract rather than almond (jelly beans can melt if left in too long watch closely). The recipe states use 1 tablespoon of dough per finger and this results in fat fingers and NO WHERE CLOSE to 60 cookies. I had to make a second batch - I made smaller fingers and some big toes but even then I could not get 60 cookies - about 40. THey were not full of flavour but I would make them again as they really do look like fingers (and toes) and the kids & classmates loved them.

  • venessa17 |

    These totally look like fingers! They are such a great tasting cookie too!