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Mummy Witch Finger Cookies

Severed Mummy Witch Finger Cookies are an easy eggless shortbread cookie recipe shaped into fingers and mummified! Perfect homemade Halloween Cookie Recipe for kids.

finger shaped cookies on a plate.

We love Halloween!!! If you remember our previous post Bloody Bone Cookies“, we are continuing this spooky season with a Mummified Witch Finger Cookies. Some of our other favorites include Skull CookiesHalloween Mice treats or the Witch Clementines.

I have been making almond finger cookies for several years and it always has been a hit. Cookies shaped just like a human finger <– can’t get creepier than that. A simple glaze to those cookies added another layer of creepiness.

Halloween Mummy Cookies

  • Fun to make
  • Made without eggs
  • Shaped cookies
  • No cookie cutter needed
  • Creative & Unique

Ingredients

Butter – Unsalted room temperature butter

All purpose flour – Unbleached

Confectioners sugar – Confectioners sugar has a small amount corn starch, which helps in a making a tender cookie when compared to using regular sugar.

Flavorings – Vanilla extract and salt

ingredients needed to make halloween cookies

How to make witch fingers?

(We have included detailed step-by-step photos and video to help you guide you along the way)

Make Cookie Dough

Step-1: Cream butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract and salt together, until smooth and fluffy.

Step-2: Mix in flour and a touch of milk to get a smooth and firm dough.

Shape Cookies

Step-1: Working with about 1 tablespoon (slightly heaped) cookie dough, roll into a 3-inch log using your fingers, to get more realistic finger shape.

Step-2: Adjust one end to give a pointed, flat end.

Step-3: Using a butter knife (not serrated edge), press on about 2 to 3 parts of the shaped finger to get the creases on the knuckles or “palmar flexion creases”.

Step-4: Repeat process to make remaining cookies. Place shaped cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill overnight.

shaped halloween finger cookies on a baking sheet ready to be baked.

Bake Cookies

Bake cookies at 350°F for 20 to 23 minutes, or until deep golden on the bottom and golden brown tops. Cool completely.

baked witch finger cookies on a baking sheet.

Decorate cookies

Step-1: Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 to 50 seconds (stirring every 20 seconds), transfer to a small zip lock bag and snip off one corner.

Step-2: Squeeze a little melted chocolate on the tip of each finger and place a sliced almond on top, pressing lightly to help it stick and a little chocolate ooze around the almond for a more creepy effect. Repeat process for remaining cookies.

Step-3: Mix confectioners sugar and enough milk to a thick icing. Transfer to a small zip lock bag and snip off one corner.

Step-4: Draw lines to represent mummy on each fingers and let sit for a few hours to set.

Expert tips

Chill Cookie dough – We recommend chilling shaped cookie dough overnight, which gives ample time for the dough to firm up before baking.

Cookie dough – The dough should be slightly firm but not soft. So adjust milk accordingly.

Very firm dough – Will result in hard cookies

Soft dough – Will result in cookies spreading a little while baking <—- finger shape might not be as perfect!

Don’t shape smooth cookies – Few cracks, uneven surfaces with a few dents are perfect in making a creepy Halloween cookie.

halloween finger cookies with almond nails on a black plate.

Storage instructions

Decorated cookies can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature for up to a week.

Baked and Cooled cookies without icing can be frozen for one to two months. Bring to room temperature before icing.

More Eggless Cookies – Almond Flour CookiesCookie Dough with Almond Flour, Cardamom CookiesBreakfast CookiesAlmond Flour Lemon CookiesSanta’s Whiskers Cookies and Carrot Oatmeal Cookies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are witch fingers?

Witches’ “fingers” are made with an eggless buttery shortbread cookie dough and then decorated with a sliced almond for nail. They look gruesome and are perfect for a Halloween party and is a big hit among kids.

a hand holding an mummy witch cookie.

More HALLOWEEN Recipes

No Bake Mice <—- Healthy too!

Halloween Pizza for kids

Skull Chips and Bloody Salsa

Witch Clementines

Skull Cookies <—- Cute

Pretzel Broom sticks

Pizza Hands <—- Creepy

Yield: 20 Cookies

Mummy Witch Finger Cookies

Halloween mummy cookies on a black plate.

Severed Mummy Witch Finger Cookies are an an easy eggless shortbread cookie recipe shaped into fingers and mummified! Perfect homemade Halloween Cookie Recipe for kids.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

Icing

Instructions

Make Cookie dough


1. Add butter, confectioners sugar (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons), vanilla extract and salt into a medium bowl and beat with hand held electric beater for a minute, until smooth and creamy.

(Alternatively, mix by hand using a wooden spoon for 2 to 3 minutes)

2. Add flour and about 2 teaspoons of milk, mix with a spoon, until the dough comes together. The dough should be firm (but not too firm) and not too soft, so add milk as needed.

(If dough feels very soft, then mix a couple of tablespoons additional flour)

Shape Cookies


1. Working with a about 1 tablespoon (slightly heaped) measure dough, shape into a 3-inch log (roll between your fingers, to give a more authentic finger shape - refer video / step-by-step photos).

2. Shape one end of the log to get a slightly pointed, flat edge (to make a nail bed) .

3. Using a butter knife (not serrated edge), press on about 2 to 3 parts of the shaped finger to get the creases on the knuckles or "palmar flexion creases".

4. Repeat process to make remaining cookies and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing about an inch apart.

5. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator overnight (or several hours).

Bake Cookies


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Bake cookies for 20 to 23 minutes (rotate pan halfway through baking) or until golden brown.

3. Place baking sheet on a wire rack to cool completely.

Make nails


1. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 to 50 seconds (stirring every 20 seconds), transfer to a small zip lock bag and snip off one corner.

2. Squeeze a little melted chocolate on the tip of each finger and place a sliced almond on top, pressing lightly to help it stick and a little chocolate ooze around the almond for a more creepy effect.

3. Repeat process for remaining cookies.

Make icing and decorate

1. Mix confectioners sugar and enough milk to a thick icing. Transfer to a small zip lock bag and snip off one corner.

2. Draw lines to represent mummy on each fingers and let sit for a few hours to set.

Store decorated cookies in a covered container for up to a week.

Notes

Chill Cookie dough – We recommend chilling shaped cookie dough overnight, which gives ample time for the dough to firm up before baking.

Cookie dough – The dough should be slightly firm but not soft. So adjust milk accordingly.

Very firm dough – Will result in hard cookies

Soft dough – Will result in cookies spreading a little while baking <—- finger shape might not be as perfect!

Don’t shape smooth cookies – Few cracks, uneven surfaces with a few dents are perfect in making a creepy Halloween cookie.

Storage instructions

Decorated cookies can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature for up to a week.

Baked and Cooled cookies without icing can be frozen for one to two months. Bring to room temperature before icing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

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