Frightening Witch's Finger Cookies

Ready in
35 min
It’s hard to believe these are cookies! You’ll feel pretty good about your culinary wizardry when you create a batch of these rather realistic-looking Frightening Witch’s Finger Cookies for Halloween!

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time

20 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1.25 cups Sliced almonds
125 g Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese 1/2 of 250-g pkg.
0.5 cup Butter softened
0.75 cup Icing Sugar
1 tsp Almond Extract
0.25 tsp Salt
1.5 cups Flour


  1. Heat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Reserve 60 nuts for later use; process remaining nuts in food processor until finely ground. Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar, extract and salt in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in ground nuts. (Dough will be stiff.)
  3. Roll dough into 60 (3-inch) "fingers," using 1 Tbsp. dough for each. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 of the reserved nuts into dough in 1 end of each finger for the fingernail. Use sharp knife to make 3 crosswise slits in top of each finger for the knuckles.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 3 min. on baking sheet; carefully transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.

Recipe notes

Special Extra
Brush nuts with red food colouring before baking.

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