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Witches Fingers – The Easiest Decorative Cookie Ever!

Reposting from 2012 since Halloween is 2 days away!

Halloween themed treats are the best! Wow your friends with the easiest decorative cookie ever, that also happens to be a delicious baked treat - Witches Fingers! These cookies are yummy, spooky and perfect for a school party or an adults-only party.

You all probably know I sort of stink in the kitchen.  But I love easy recipes.  I also love Halloween.  Put those two together, and the cookies below are just too perfect!  The key is finding the sliced almonds on sale…the rest is just putting a little time into shaping up a great Halloween treat!

Witches Fingers

  • Peanut Butter  (1 cup) – Less than $1
  • Egg  (1 egg) – $0.20
  • Sugar  (1/2 cup) – $0.50
  • Sliced Almonds – $2.00
  • Small spoon
  • Total Cost:  Less than $4

Ingredients for Witches Fingers Peanut Butter Cookies

1.  Preheat Oven to 350° F and TAKE OFF RINGS and WATCHES – trust me.

2.  Mix together the peanut butter, sugar, and egg.

Witches Fingers Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

3.  Roll a spoonful of dough in your hands until it is a long, thin shape like a worm and place on a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil.

4.  Use the spoon edge to make two knuckle indentations.

5.  Place a sliced almond on the tip like a fingernail.  You can dye the sliced almonds first if you have time.  Red or green works well.  Just soak them for 10 minutes in some hot water with the food coloring of your choice.  Then pat them dry before placing them on the cookies.

Witches Fingers Rolled with Knuckles and Sliced Almonds

6.  Bake at 350° F for about 8 minutes.  Carefully transfer the aluminum foil to a flat surface so the cookies can cool down fully before you remove them.

Finished Witches Fingers

7.  Enjoy!  Makes 16-24 cookies depending on the size.


What do you think?  Could these be a great decorative Halloween cookie for you?

12 thoughts on “Witches Fingers – The Easiest Decorative Cookie Ever!”

  1. Michelle

    These are awesome looking! I need to make these.

  2. Any type of peanut butter cookies sounds amazing to me. Might have to try these out! Thanks Crystal!

  3. Whoah, My mom used to do this when we were kids. So these are the ingredients? Looks simple to do but i don’t know if i can do this if i try. I think i’m gonna show this one to my wife and see if she can do this for us.

  4. Budget & the Beach

    That’s awesome! I love it!

  5. David Hunter

    Mmm… I’m hungry!

  6. Jenna, Adaptu Community Manager

    What a great treat! Thanks for sharing. I’m not much in the kitchen but I think I just perfected my spent grain bread. Excited to enjoy it this fall.

  7. Jacob @ iheartbudgets

    Nice! I’m excited for all things fall, and these would be great for our Halloween party! 🙂

  8. Kathleen @ Frugal Portland

    I love those flourless peanut butter cookies — in circle form. Yours are funny, but the recipe is really solid as is!

  9. Canadianbudgetbinder

    Mrs.CBB and I are making the Witches Fingers as well. She makes them every year although her ingredients are different from yours. I’ll be posting the recipe and photos this weekend. Cheers ..great to dip in coffee.. mmm

  10. David Hunter

    Mmm… I’m still hungry!

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