Halloween’s around the corner and we just finished the last minute baking combo! It took us for about 5 hours to prepare, cook, and cool everything! So we are now showing you how to bake last minute Halloween cookies – if you didn’t actually plan for sophisticated pumpkin cake or zombie-themed cake!
First of all, we’re going to show you how to make the classic creepy, gross witch fingers with a taste of vanilla, a bit of strawberry jam, an almond and… sorrow.
So there you have! Witch Fingers, made of basic vanilla cookie recipe. Very easy to prepare, it bakes quickly, and the only annoying part of the whole process is waiting for about an hour for the mixture to cool in the fridge before shaping the fingers – but while you do that, you can bake the other cookies, for example, Owls or Ghosts!
What you need:
- 100g butter
- 100g powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 260g all purpose flour
- 1 tsp vanilla essence or 10g of vanilla sugar
- 18-20 raw almonds
- a bit of strawberry jam (or any jam with a red-ish colour, for the blooooooo-ooo-oood!)
What should you do:
- Mix the butter with the sugar. (with a wooden spoon or a silicone spatula)
- Add the egg.
- Add the essence or the vanilla sugar.
- Slowly add the flour.
- Place the mixture in the fridge and let it rest for an hour.
- Take the mixture out.
- Rip off a small part and rub it in your palms so you can form the fingers. Try to stretch them for 7-10 cm.
- Take a toothpick and press the finger lines into the dough.
- Add a bit of jam on an almond and place it at the tip of the finger.
- Do that with all the mixture.
- Medium heat, 5-10 minutes.
This recipe is for 18-20 cookies. If you want more, double it! 🙂
We found a silicone ghost cookie shape, so that’s how we made this one here. If you don’t have a ghost form, that doesn’t matter, because this recipe can be great for any kind of cookie! It contains nuts, vanilla, and lots of sweetness! We usually make this type of cookie during Christmas, but then again, we thought maybe why not use it for the ghost cookies?
Here’s what you need:
- 250g butter
- 110g powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 110g walnuts (blended)
- 10g vanilla sugar
- 400g all purpose flour
What you should do:
- Mix the butter with the sugar (preferably with a silicone spatula or a wooden spoon)
- Pour the egg
- add the nuts
- Slowly add the flour, while mixing.
- Leave it to cool in the fridge for an hour.
- Take it out.
- Place bits of the mixture into the silicone forms. If you don’t have that, just stretch it, place other cookie shapes, cut and add them to your tray.
- Easy with the oven so they won’t burn, a round should be ready in 5-10 minutes at medium heat.
- Spread powdered sugar over the cookies.
Additional step for ghost shaped cookies: For their eyes and mouth, we used melted dark chocolate.
Here comes the most failed of them all! Well, it was our first time, we hoped for too much, haha! This is our owl cookies recipe, made of vanilla and cocoa biscuits.
The key to this one is to play with the mixture with various sizes of round shapes so you can create an owl face on a huge round biscuit. Also, be veeery careful so they won’t burn (like it happened to us on the first round!). Those biscuits bake in no time, so just be careful with them.
- 300g butter
- 450g all purpose flour
- 180 powdered sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 vanilla essence
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- Mix the butter with the sugar (with wooden spoon or a silicone spatula)
- Add the egg yolks.
- Pour the vanilla essence
- In the end, add the flour, slowly, while mixing.
- Spread the mixture in 2 halves.
- Take one half and add the cocoa, then mix it.
- Place both mixtures in the fridge for half an hour.
You can either:
- Shape a vanilla mixture with a rounded form.
- Use smaller round shapes for the eyes from the cocoa mixture.
- Add smaller than the previous vanilla rounded circles.
- For the beak, just place a tiny rolled-up piece of the mixture.
- See the pictures below for a clearer image.
As we said before, easy with the oven, they can burn faster than you think!
Tell us what you think!