Witch Finger Cookies
Spookier than most Halloween treats, these creepy witch fingers are far more delicious than they look. The underside of each cookie is coated in semisweet chocolate and the dough is flavored with both vanilla and peppermint extract, giving these cookies a delightfully sweet mint-chocolate flavor. Almond slices give the illusion of a fingernail and they toast in the oven on top of the cookie, providing a subtle nutty finish. Shaping the fingers is relatively simple—cylinders of dough are rolled out before being pinched in the middle and at one end to provide the illusion of knuckles. A toothpick is used to press the skin creases onto the knuckles, and red decorating gel is used at the base of the nail to lend a more realistic look. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and spooky all over, these cookies will turn heads for all the right reasons this Halloween.