These gross, scary and nutty cookies will be the hit of your Halloween party! Watch your guests feast on these delicious fingers covered with crusty coconut knuckle hair, rotten almond fingernail and a frosted bloody stump. Simple and fun to make with your little ghouls.
Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Utensils
1 1/4 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Butter
1 Egg yolk
1 tsp Coconut Extract (optional)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder (not baking soda as pictured)
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (I used Pecans)
Whole Raw Almonds
Green Food Dye
Red Gel Frosting
Stand or Hand Mixer and Bowl
Step 2: Mix Cookie Dough
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and egg yolk, vanilla and coconut extract. Mix well. Stir in nuts and green food dye. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture. Stir to blend well.
Step 3: Note
If dough is too runny, add flour gradually until thickened. Also chilling the dough makes for easy shaping and less spreading in the oven. Thanks everyone for your great comments and pictures! Check out some of the comments below to see other tips for this recipe!
Step 4: Shape into Fingers
Shape dough into 3-4 inch tapered rolls. Pinch a knuckle in the center of the roll. Place rolls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray. Press an almond into the pointed end and add coconut to knuckles. Refrigerate extra dough wrapped in cling wrap between batches.
Step 5: Bake and Cool
Bake for 10-15 minuites or until coconut is toasted and cookie is slightly golden. Cool on a rack. Dip flat end of cookie into red gel frosting and enjoy!