Freaky Fingers

For my first post, I have decided to post something freaky in celebration of Halloween.

Halloween is just around the corner and this year my friend has asked me to make some Halloween treat for a small celebration in her office. Honestly, I have never made any Halloween treat before but I’m always up for a challenge! And these severed fingers screams Halloween!!

I used about 3/4 tbsp of dough per finger so I manage to make about 52 fingers. For the nails, I’ve used almond slices. Then finished off with some raspberry jam for a bloodied look.

These fingers are not difficult to make but a bit time consuming when it comes to shaping the fingers. This is the perfect time to get your kids involved. It’s a fun family activity.

Freaky Fingers

  • Servings: 52 fingers
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Your guests would be impressed with these bloodied finger cookies. A perfect Halloween treat for the spookiest day of the year.

Author: Caroline|Sweetest Hour
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Cookie recipe, Halloween


  • Softened Butter : 250g
  • Icing Sugar : 125g
  • Egg : 1
  • Vanilla Extract : 1 tsp
  • Plain Flour : 324g
  • Baking Powder : 1 tsp
  • Salt : 1/4 tsp
  • Almond Slices : Enough for 56 fingers
  • Raspberry Jam : 100g or enough for 56 fingers (note 1)


  1. Preheat the oven at 168C.
  2. Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Beat in flour, baking powder, and salt until it forms a dough.
  5. Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate at least 40 mins.
  6. Take 3/4 tbsp of the dough and roll it into a small sausage. Shape the fingers slightly to form knuckles.
  7. Place the shaped dough onto a lined baking tray a few centimeters apart. Place an almond slice at the end of the fingers for nails.
  8. Use the back of a butter knife and score lines around knuckles.
  9. Bake in oven for about 10-12 mins until lightly browned.
  10. Once cool, smear the jam over the fingers with a spoon (or with a decorating brush).

Recipe Note:

  1. I put the jam into the microwave just to loosen it up. You can add water but I find it thin up the jam.


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