Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers

Do you need an easy but ghastly recipe to make for this Halloween? Try making these Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers! They have earned a spot in our family’s Halloween favorite recipe collection!

These cookies are not only sweet, but deliver the spookiness of Halloween all in one. They take time to make, however, they look so much like the real thing that they will spook even the most festive Halloween fan!

A picture of four Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers placed inside of a glass mason jar with a Halloween ribbon tied around it.

I can’t think of a better treat to bring to a Halloween party! Everyone will be amazed at how real they look and will be impressed that they are just made from sugar cookie dough.

What You Need to Make These Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers

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Why You Should Make These Spooky Witch Fingers

  • They require only 5 ingredients
  • They look like witch fingers
  • Kids will enjoy creating them
  • The recipe makes enough for a party

How to Make These Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers

A picture of a nine step tutorial for making Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers.
  1.  Mix your sugar cookie dough with 1 cup of flour and 3 teaspoons of water. On a slightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 7 minutes.
  2. With a 1/8 measuring cup, scoop out one section of the dough. Roll the dough into a worm like line.
  3. With your finger, make a small indention on the right end.
  4. Make another indention in the middle.
  5. A few inches above the middle indention, take your fingers and slightly pinch the sides. This will form the little “puff” under the nail.
  6. Take an almond piece and place it on the left end. Slightly press it down.
  7. With the back of a knife, score the following into the dough: 2 scores underneath the fingernail, 3 scores inside the middle indention, and 2 scores inside the right indention.
  8. Place dough fingers onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If wanting to place moles onto the fingers, place the pointed end of a chocolate chip above the middle scores (not pictured). Bake for 15-20 minutes. Once out of the oven, press the almond pieces deeper into the fingers to create a cuticle effect (not pictured). Let the fingers cool.
  9. Once cooled, take a small brush and dip it into 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder. Brush the scores with the powder to create a life like effect.
Four Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers on a green plate next to a pumpkin.

What is the Secret to a Good Sugar Cookie?

The ingredients in sugar cookie dough should be mixed separately according texture. The dry ingredients to should only be mixed everything is combined. Doing this will eliminate over mixing and therefore, will make your sugar cookies soft.

How Long Will These Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers Stay Fresh?

Normally sugar cookies will stay fresh up to 2 or 3 days after creation. If refrigerated, they can last up to 2 weeks. For proper storage, make sure to store cookies in a well sealed glass container. You can also place a piece of bread inside the container for maximum freshness.

Which Bakeware Do I Use to Make These Witch Fingers?

For all our baking needs, we enjoy using this 3 Piece Bakeware Set from Nordic Ware. The nonstick coating helps with making sure our cookies don’t stick when they cool down. The pans are also insulated well so our treats bake evenly.

More of Our Favorite Halloween Treats

If you are looking for more spooky Halloween treats, check out these ideas from the site and our friends.

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These Witch Fingers take time to make, however, they look so much like the real thing that they will spook even the most festive Halloween fan!

Sugar Cookie Witch Fingers

These Witch Fingers take time to make, however, they look so much like the real thing that they will spook even the most festive Halloween fan!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween
Serves: 16 fingers
Calories Per Serving: 157

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce package of pre-made sugar cookie dough
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 16 chocolate chips for moles (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix your sugar cookie dough with 1 cup of flour and 3 teaspoons of water. On a slightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 7 minutes.
  • With a 1/8 measuring cup, scoop out one section of the dough. Roll the dough into a worm like line.
  • With your finger, make a small indention on the right end.
  • Make another indention in the middle.
  • A few inches above the middle indention, take your fingers and slightly pinch the sides. This will form the little “puff” under the nail.
  • Take an almond piece and place it on the left end. Slightly press it down.
  • With the back of a knife, score the following into the dough: 2 scores underneath the fingernail, 3 scores inside the middle indention, and 2 scores inside the right indention.
  • Place dough fingers onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If wanting to place moles onto the fingers, place the pointed end of a chocolate chip above the middle scores (not pictured). Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until fingers start to brown and are a bit firm. Once out of the oven, press the almond pieces deeper into the fingers to create a cuticle effect (not pictured). Let the fingers cool.
  • Once cooled, take a small brush and dip it into 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder. Brush the scores with the powder to create a life like effect.

Libby’s Notes

I have read that you can use homemade sugar cookie dough with this recipe.
Recipe Source: Adapted from the blog, Domestic Sugar. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2fingers | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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8 Comments

  1. I don't know that I could eat those, even though they are delicious sugar cookies. They are super creepy!

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