Happy Halloween! Halloween is one celebration that I don't get actually. :o) But what to do when you have kids who wants to dress up and a hubby who loves it even more. So I usually go with the flow. First thing kids ask me is what kind of cookie are we going to make. Had done one of these cookies a while back and everybody had enjoyed the spiciness of it. So I decided to make these witches fingers. Basically you can take any good cookie recipe and have fun with the shapes. If you would try these, you sure would say they were spooky and spicy. My friend's kid who saw this refused to eat it coz of the shape. Later when he eventually tried, he wanted another one. But before I could start taking pictures, they started to mysteriously vanish!!. So I hurried and got some pictures before my two little munchkins could clean it up.
|Ready to go into the oven|
Prep Time: 30 min | Sitting Time: 30 min | Makes : 2 to 3 dozen
Multi-grain Flour/ All Purpose flour - 1 1/2 Cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp.
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp.
Cayenne Pepper - 1/2 tsp.
All Spice Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
Egg - 1
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp.
Nutmeg extract - 1/2 tsp.
Method of preparation:
~ Mix and sieve salt, baking soda, Cayenne Pepper and All Spice Powder with flour.
~ In another bigger bowl beat butter and sugar until smooth.
~ Add egg, vanilla and nutmeg extracts.
~ Now mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. It would be like a dough.
~ Cover the dough in a plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
~ Preheat the oven to 350 deg Fahrenheit.
~ Take the dough out from refrigerator and form it into log. Cut them into four parts. Roll each log out into a rectangle with a thickness of 1/4th of an inch. The length of the rectangle being length of the finger you want. Once rolled out cut lengthwise strips. You will get about 6 or 7 strips.
~ For each strip, shape them with hand, into finger shape. With butter knife score the knuckles. Press in an almond sliver for the finger nail. You can paint it with food color if you would like.
~ Continue to make all the finger shaped cookies. Arrange all the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with aluminium foil.
~ Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes until they are golden brown.
~ Take out on a cooling rack after 2 minutes and allow it to cool completely.