Holidays & Celebrations


You Need to Make This Spooky Witches’ Fingers Recipe

Halloween Witches Fingers

You Need to Make This Spooky Witches’ Fingers Recipe

Looking for a creepy dessert to put on your table this Halloween? Look no further than these witches' fingers! With the help of red decorator's gel, these cookies will quickly turn into a spooky treat perfect for this holiday. Careful- the squeamish in your family might be put off by just how real these look!

Although there are a lot of steps, each step is very straightforward. As long as you take your time with this recipe, you'll soon have a batch of witches' fingers that look absolutely stunning. Perhaps stunning is a bit too kind of a word for anything this creepy-looking, but it gets the point across regarding how great these do look.

Food isn't worth much if it doesn't taste as good as it looks! Fortunately, these witches' fingers are great-tasting. They're rather simple, but that's okay! We want the focus to be on presentation here. We definitely didn't slack off in the flavor department with these, but there's no need to go all-out on the flavor when the aesthetic is the main focus.

Without any further ado, here is our recipe for creepy witches' fingers. We hope you, and all of your guests, enjoy these! Have a safe and happy Halloween! Before you go, take a look at all of our other Halloween recipes.

Creepy Witches' Fingers

Witches Fingers Recipe


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup almonds, whole, blanched
1 tube red decorator's gel


1. In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla.

2. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt.

3. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

4. Work with one quarter of the dough at a time, keep the rest refrigerated.

5. Roll one teaspoon of dough into a finger shape.

6. Press almond on the end of each cookie for a fingernail.

7. Squeeze in center to form knuckle shape.

8. Using a paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.

9. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

10. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until pale golden.

11. Let cool for three minutes.

12. Lift up almond and squeeze red decorators gel onto nail bed. Press almond back in place so gel oozes out. You can also make slashes on fingers and fill them with “blood”.

13. Remove from baking sheet and let cool on racks.

To top