Happy Halloween! If you are holding a small halloween party for family and friends or for your kids, this last-minute halloween recipe is  just bewitching! 🙂

Witch Fingers are made from butter cookies. You’ve got 2  options by the way, whether to use butter or margarine. I’ve tried both in baking, but in different recipes. For some reasons, I found my cookies more tasty when I use margarine. The color on the other hand is also much darker and livelier, and not to mention that it’s cheaper too. witch fingers

For the fake blood,  I used Clara Ole’s strawberry jam (non-sweet; the cookies are already sweet that it can be overwhelming when paired with a sweeter jam) and plain almonds for the nails.

Please don’t overbake your Witch Fingers. Don’t cook them longer than the 25-minute baking time or else it would turn hard as a rock!

Finally, use a knife or a pair of scissors to create the knuckles and the lines and wrinkling on the fingers!

So without further adieu, here’s my Witch Finger Butter Cookies Recipe! 🙂

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Witch Fingers
Author: Ruth Alarcon
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  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • almonds
  • strawberry jam (blood)
  1. Using an electric mixer (use paddle attachment), beat together butter, sugar, egg, beat in flour, baking powder and salt until it formed a dough.
  2. Cover the dough with a cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a little golden.
  4. Let cool for 3 minutes.