Realistic Hallowe'en Severed Finger Cookies are fun and easy to make for kids and adults. Here i will make plain human, and green witch versions (just add green food colouring with the wet ingredients).
I am using plain sugar cookie dough from scratch, but you can use whatever cookie dough you want, you can buy the dough pre-made if you want. Adding peanut butter would be simple and easy.
Wooden or other large spoon
Small paintbrush (or possibly Qtip)
Cookie sheet (optional aluminum foil)
Plastic Baggie (for green version)
Oven or toaster oven
Creepy Tray for serving
Sugar Cookie Dough (2 dozen cookies)
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup margarine or butter
2 Teaspoons baking powder
2-3 cups flour
2 dozen almond slices ( or pumpkin seeds if you have allergies)
some dry hot chocolate powder mix, cocoa, cinnamon powder or other brown powder
2 dozen mini white marshmallows for bones
red and green food colouring
red icing ( 1/4 cup icing sugar and a bit of butter/margarine), red jam, or something red to hold the marshmallow "bones"
Step 1: Making the cookie dough
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Put 1 cup of white sugar and 2/3 cup margarine/butter in a mixing bowl and cream the butter (mix it with large or wooden spoon) until it is a uniform paste.
- Add both eggs, salt, baking powder, and any optional flavouring, and mix thoroughly
- If you are making green witch fingers, add a few drops of green food colouring now while it is wet, and mix
Step 2: Adding flour to make a soft dough and prepare surfaces for sculpting
- To your wet mixture add a cup or so of flour, and mix.
- If the dough is sticky, keep adding flour a 1/2 cup at a time until it is not sticky, and you can roll it in your hands easily.
- flour your counter top a bit
- prepare your cookie sheet with ( optional foil) and grease it with a bit of butter/margarine on a piece of paper towel, and sprinkle flour on the top of the sheet