Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Finger? Toe?

Finger?  Toe?  That is the cry that will be heard at my office on Halloween.  It has become my tradition to walk around the office with a tray of fingers and toes offering them to my co-workers.  Some smile, some laugh, then wrinkle their nose a bit, and grab a finger or a toe and munch down.  Most come back for at least one or two more.  Bwahaha!   A macabre Halloween ritual?  Yikes!

Before you start thinking I have gone off the deep end, I did forget to mention one detail.  These are finger and toe cookies!   Bwahaha!  Ha Ha Ha.  Trick or Treat!

The green ones are fingers and the white ones are toes, hee, hee, hee.

This started quite a few years ago when I saw a Martha Stewart recipe for witches hands made from sugar cookie dough.  I did those the first year but decided that was too much work and decided that just the fingers would be cool.  At first I didn't dye them green and some came out fat and thus the toes were created.  

You can use any sugar cookie recipe and just add some extra flour (about 3/4 to 1 cup) so that the dough is a little crumbly.  The trick is to get them the right consistency so they don't flatten out when baked.  I usually do a test bake with one finger to make sure I have it right.  To make things easier I usually just buy the prepared dough and add flour and food coloring.  Then you roll them into a log shape and pinch and press in the middle to form the knuckle.  The knuckle wrinkles are created by cutting some slices on the bump/knuckle.  Insert a sliced almond for the finger/toe nail and you are ready for baking.  I like to bake them for 11-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Here's a closer look.

Hope you give these a try!  The fingers and toes are a great addition to any Halloween gathering.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a safe and happy Halloween!


1 comment:

  1. Creepy!!!! I will have to make these next year with my granddaughter. She will love them! LOL


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