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Witch finger cookies | eggless cookies | halloween special

by Jeyashri suresh

Recipe updated with Video

My kids were on the back of me to make some cake or muffin for Halloween, but i refused  totally as i am busy with diwali recipes. But after they left for school, though i was packed with lot of work today i made these witch finger cookies , to surprise them tomorrow. I didn’t have any idea of posting this, but Varsha will be very happy if I post this.

I followed my  Eggless Choco Chip  Cookie recipe  and  the method of how to make Witch fingers from this you tube link. You can choose any cookie recipe of your choice.

Witch finger cookies

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Baking Time : 12-15 Mins |Serves: 14 cookies 

     Plain flour | Maida  1 cup
     Baking soda  1 tsp
     Baking powder 1/2 tsp
     Butter  5 tblsp (softened)
     Sugar    1/2 cup
     Vanilla essence  2 tsp
     Milk  1 tblsp
     Almonds blanched  7
                                   Video of How to make Witch finger cookies


Witch finger cookies

Method with step wise pictures:

  • Powder the sugar in a mixie. Add the soft butter to this.
  • Keep the butter in room temperature for sometime, you will get it soft butter.
  • Beat the butter and sugar mixture well.
  • Add vanilla essence to this and mix well.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add the butter mixture to this.
  • Knead this well into a dough. Take equal portions of the dough , like a lemon size.
  • Blanch the almonds and cut them into 2 parts, but cutting in the center.
  • Make the portion of dough long. Put lines using a tooth pick.
  • Place it on a greased baking tray. I generally line my tray with baking sheet.
  • Press the end part of this with your thumb, to keep the nails.
  • Place it in the part where we pressed for the nails.
  • Bake it in a oven at 150 degrees for 12-15 minutes, till it is done.
  • I didn’t preheat the oven this time.
  • Cool down in a wire rack.
  • Witch finger cookies are ready to serve.
  • Enjoy your Halloween party.
Witch finger cookies
  1. You can use whole almonds too.
  2. You can use red food colour around the nails to get a blood look on the witch finger cookies.

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srividhya Ravikumar October 30, 2012 - 9:29 am

wow..awesome jayashri...

Prathima Rao October 30, 2012 - 9:43 am

Prathima Rao
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APARNARAJESHKUMAR October 30, 2012 - 9:54 am

superb 🙂 drooling 🙂 and perfect shape !

Padhu October 30, 2012 - 9:59 am

I too had plans to make this and even bookmarked a recipe for that but I am so busy with Diwali that I was not in a mood to bake now.Nice

Nivedhanams Sowmya October 30, 2012 - 10:05 am

well done.... i am sure kids will be very happy!!
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Priya October 30, 2012 - 10:07 am

Prefectly done Jeyashri, they came out extremely superb.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj October 30, 2012 - 10:22 am

wow jeyasri superb work... perfect finger shape...
n yummy...

sowmya(creative saga) October 30, 2012 - 11:09 am

Spooky indeed....your kids might have been surprised!! Very nice..

Kaveri Venkatesh October 30, 2012 - 11:37 am

They do look spooky....very nicely done...I'm sure your kids are going to give you a big hug for this lovely surprise

Sayantani October 30, 2012 - 11:39 am

yes quite spooky looking cookies. love them.

Veena Theagarajan October 30, 2012 - 1:05 pm

very nice.. sure ur kids will love it! it came out extremely good


PriyaVaasu October 30, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Oh yeah really Spooky!!!!

PriyaVaasu October 30, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Oh yeah really Spooky!!!!

Vimitha Anand October 30, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Looks so spooky but would never want to eat it

PT October 30, 2012 - 3:18 pm

scary 🙂 well made..

ANU October 30, 2012 - 3:22 pm Reply
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Julie October 30, 2012 - 10:38 pm

beautifully done:)
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divya October 31, 2012 - 12:19 am

Mmmm....looks very delicious

Sharmilee! :) October 31, 2012 - 7:31 am

Looks creepy, loved the colors in the pic 🙂

Farah Saleem azeez November 1, 2012 - 1:42 am

so cute!

Diary October 30, 2017 - 5:25 am

Wow can plain flour be replaced with maida

jeyashri suresh October 31, 2017 - 2:34 am

Both are same, you can use.

Kriti October 31, 2019 - 9:38 am

Wow! Great timing ! Can I use all purpose flour in place of maida ? Thanks

Jeyashris Kitchen October 31, 2019 - 1:43 pm

Yes you can, both are same only


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