Friday, October 14, 2016

Finicky Friday - Halloween Style! Severed Finger Sugar Cookies

Hey everyone, I thought it would be cool to post some recipes I had found online. I’m going to *try* to do some of these beforehand, but I’m sure there’ll be times I won't. I'm going to call this Finicky Friday. :)

Severed Finger Sugar Cookies

Step aside, ladyfingers, there's a scary new dessert for the season. This Halloween, prepare some truly ghoulish cookies, made easy with Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix.

Prep Time 15 min
Total Time 1 hr 30 min
Servings 24


1  pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix

1 egg

1/4 cup raw slivered almonds

1/4 cup seedless strawberry jam

7 drops red food color


Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In medium bowl, mix cookie mix and egg, using fork or spatula, until well mixed and texture of sand or bread crumbs. Squeeze handful of dough crumbs together tightly to form small log or "finger." 

Score top of log with butter knife to shape the knuckle, then press 1 slivered almond at one end to make the fingernail. Repeat to use up dough. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Bake 15 minutes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix jam and food color with whisk. Trim base of “finger” with fork to give it a severed look. Dip base of finger into jam.


The longer and thinner you shape the fingers, the more lifelike they will be. Since the dough does spread out a little, shaping longer fingers will work out better.