Halloween falls on the evening before the Christian holy days of 'All Hallows' Day (also known as 'All Saints', Hallowmas or Hallow tide) on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2, thus giving the holiday on October 31 the full name of All Hallows' Eve. These three days are collectively referred to as ‘Hallowmas’ and are a time for honoring the saints and praying for the recently departed souls who have yet to reach Heaven.

Spooky witch finger cookies are easy to make and also looks scary. These cookies are perfect to celebrate Halloween…

Halloween Cookies

All-purpose flour - 1 ½  cup
Butter- ½ cup (100gms)
Sugar - ½ cup
Egg - ½
Vanilla essence - ½ teaspoon
Almond essence - ½ teaspoon
Baking Powder - ½ teaspoon
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Almonds – 15 to 20 no’s

Halloween Recipes

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12 nos

  • Preheat oven to 180oC. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl add, butter and powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg, almond essence, vanilla essence and beat well. 
  • Add dry ingredients such as all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt to the butter mixture and mix well and combine to form soft round dough.
    Wrap in a cling film and place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. If you are running out of time, keep inside the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Take gooseberry sized dough and keep inside palm and roll into a long finger like dough.
  • Insert an almond at the tapering end of the finger for nails.
  • Press the dough after the nails and again near the center of each finger to give the impression of knuckles. Cut a few lines using backside of knife immediately after each knuckles to give finger-like appearance.
    Arrange the fingers on the baking tray and keep inside the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Check the cookies by pressing the cookies are hard to touch.
  • Allow to cool and transfer into an air tight container.