Halloween Snacks

Spooky Fingers + Halloween Cookies (one dough, two recipes)

Ingredients – Dough:

  • 300g flour
  • 200g (warm) butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pck vanilla Sugar
  • optional: edible food colouring, spices (e.g. gingerbread spice, cinnamon etc.)

Ingredients – Other: 

  • powdered sugar
  • edible food colouring
  • almonds, cashews or marzipan as fingernails
  • optional: any type of red marmelade (we used strawberry but that’s really up to you)
Preparations
 
  • Mix the ingredients for the dough, until is has a homogeneous texture. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and colour it with food colouring if you like
  • Put the dough into the fridge for ~60 minutes
  • In the meantime, if you want to use marzipan, bring it into the shape of fingernails or claws
  • Preheat the oven to 200° (180° Umluft/Air Circulation) once the dough is ready to be processed

Part 1: Spooky Fingers

  • Bring one half of the dough into the shape of thin fingers. This is important because during the baking process their size will increase a lot. For the same reason – make sure to leave enough space between the individual fingers
  • They do not have to be perfectly straight, quite the opposite actually. It looks even more convincing if the fingers are a bit deformed and irregular
  • Once the oven is preheated, in a first step, bake the fingers for about 7 minutes.
  • Remove them from the oven, decorate them with marmelade and almonds/cashews/marzipan and bake them for another 6-8 minutes, depending on your oven  
  • Remove the spooky fingers when they have a nice and golden colour, add more marmelade if you like and enjoy them warm or cold!

Part 2: Halloween Cookies

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the other half of the dough and use a cookie cutter or a knife (for the coffins) to get the dough in the desired shape
  • Place the cookies on a baking tray covered with a baking sheet or mat
  • Bake the cookies for 5-8 minutes depending on your oven, or until they are lightly golden
  • Remove them from the baking tray and set the cookies aside to cool
  • For the icing, mix some water with a food colouring of your choice as well as the powdered sugar and decorate the cookies the way you like
  • Let the cookies dry for a while and then enjoy!
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Extra Tipps

Make sure the texture of the icing is not too liquid and add more sugar if necessary. Experiment with different colours, shapes and other edible decoration if you like. This is the perfect family activity and especially kids become always so creative at this point and think of the most fantastic ways to create very unique-looking cookies. Pro Tip: the remaining halloween cookies naturally are the ideal snack for kindergarden, school and work and they certainly guarantee you and your kids a few amazed looks

By the way: those rectangular-shaped cookies are supposed to look like used plasters. Next year we will try to make them look just that little bit more disgusting 🤣