Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wicked Witchy Finger cookies #Halloween Week #cozy author Linda Wiken

How about a tasty treat for those staying at home on October 31st. They'll needed added energy to open the door for all those ghosts and goblins on Halloween.

These Wicked Witchy Finger cookies are so fast and easy to make. And, you can get as creative as you want with the decorations.

I've kept my scary tendencies to a minimum and opted for bloodied fingernails (aka blanched almonds with red food gel). Okay, I did add a few drops of "blood" elsewhere, too.

This recipe, which is adapted from the site, is made with spelt flour and I've also gone with free-flowing golden brown sugar and baking soda, instead of baking powder.

The result is a cookie that's just sugary enough to sweeten up those witches that may be lurking in your front hall. And, as with any creative baked good, the shape is up to you!

Here's what you need:

1 3/4 c. spelt flour                                   1/2 butter, melted
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed                     1/2  tsp. salt
1 egg                                                        enough blanched almonds to ensure all fingers have nails
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring                            small tube of red decorating gel
1 tsp. baking soda

Here's what you do:

Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using an electric mixer, thoroughly blend the brown sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla flavoring in one small mixing bowl.

In a larger mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda together.

Add the butter mixture to the flour one, stirring until the texture is pliable and easily shaped into fingers.

Place your creations on the baking sheet, add the blanched almonds and bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on how thick the fingers are.

When done, remove and place on a rack to cool. Then paint the almond nails with the red gel.

The first in the Dinner Club Mysteries is now available at your favorite bookstore and on-line, as a paperback and as an e-book. Recipes included!

Writing as Erika Chase -- the Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery series are available on-line or at your favorite bookstore.

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  1. Fun idea.
    What made you switch the baking powder and soda?

  2. You have a scary collection of skeletal items, Linda! Is that a back scratcher I see? LOL!

  3. Fun and creepy, my friend. I see I have to keep an eye on you. Hugs. MJ

  4. Pretty creepy, loving all these recipes. Fun to surprise everyone by plunking down on the dinner table ;-).