Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wicked Witch of the West Fingers


Welcome to Zoulah's "Bewitchen Kitchen."

Would you like to make some fun witch fingers?  I have been making them for years.  It wouldn't seem Halloween without making witch fingers some time during the season.  I have a little neighbor friend who loves them.  They whip up quickly and present well.

These were served on the Witchie Poo Tablescape.


Recipe for Witch Fingers

3/4 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Green coloring
Sugar for sprinkling on fingers
Whole Almonds

Fingers waiting to be baked.


In large bowl, combine butter, egg, and sugar and beat until well blended.  Add  almond extract, salt, and flour.  Then add green coloring.  Refrigerate dough for at least two hours.  Form dough into fingers, with the bottom of the finger being slightly fatter than the top.  They should be about 3-1/2 inches in length. See top finger on the picture below.  Then pinch each finger to give the fingers joints (see second finger)  and then pat it and mold it a bit to get it to look like a finger.  Then add wrinkles on the joints with the back of a knife (see third finger below) and whole almonds to the tips.   Sprinkle a little sugar on fingers.  Put fingers in refrigerator for about 20 minutes to reduce cookies from spreading.   Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.  If cookies have spread too much, when warm try to re-form.  I like using this recipe, instead of a shortbread recipe, but they do tend to spread a bit.



As always Zoulah thanks you for dropping by Red Couch Recipes.

 
Posted with the following:  Halloween Party

23 comments:

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Those are awesome! I've seen finger cookies kind of like this before but I never thought of doing them in green and with warts! They look so much cooler this way! :)

Jennifer said...

Ewww , I mean yum! These are very cool! Thanks for the idea. Jennifer

adrienzgirl said...

Those are so cute! Love these! We are Sharing Halloween treats today on Share A Spoon on my blog. Please feel free to link these up! They are awesome!

Go Mommy said...

Those are pretty cool! So creative.

Jacqueline said...

Gnarly and knotty and ugly, just like mine!
Beaulah

Kelly Massman said...

OH, how fun! I'm having a small party with some of the kids I tutor. They will just love these if I can get my lazy self motivated to make them! :-) TFS!

Julie Harward said...

I made these last year..they are so so cute and the kids just love them! ;D

The Blue Zoo said...

Wow! How cool!! Those are awesome.

Cathy said...

Wow, I love the green color and the warts...LOL, too funny.

Natasha said...

This is so great! The green looks fabulous and the "nails" are brilliant.

Happy Halloween and have a fabulous weekend,
Natasha.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You cranked up this seen-before recipe up several notches! Very, very cute and so well done. Bravo!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They really do look like Wicked Witch's fingers! So cool!

the country cook said...

Those are just too cool!

I loved getting your comment about visiting Apple Hill. How wonderful it must have been to have lived around there (Sacramento just doesn't have the same charm...haha). I've always loved the foothills region, especially downtown Placerville, Apple Hill, and the Amador County wine region. Glad I could "take you back".

Suzanne said...

super cute witch fingers!

Anita said...

Those are amazing!! I really have to start doing things like this for the kids! Too cute!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I love the fact that these are in green and so gnarled looking. The absolute best of this type I've ever seen. I can't wait to make these.

Ann said...

I love the shade of green they're in...

They look yummy and so cool-looking:)
I wish they have them on pastry shops here...

ButterYum said...

For some reason I'm not fond of the finger cookies this time of year, to the point where I won't visit a blog if I know there is a picture of them, but your green version don't seem to bother me. Must be the green color.

:)
ButterYum

Katie said...

These look great! I'm your newest follower. Please try to stop by and link up this recipe and other's at KatiesCucina.blogspot.com

Sue said...

I love these, warts and all! :)

southernscraps said...

These are great!

Beth said...

Joni, The witch's fingers are so cute. How creative you are! I also love the Harvest Cake and Tati's cake. The "Cake Boss" is coming to our area to give a talk soon and it sure would be fun to see him. You have a fabulous week, Joni!
Blessings, Beth

we three dogs and me said...

Thanks for stopping by for popcorn tablescape. it was a fun one to do. Hope to by to see Barry bear birthday. Kinda cute.Love your cakes and cookies. I'm not much on baking as on a low salt diet and no sugar.but fun seeing them.

Engageya