Monster Fingers Cookie Recipe

The monster fingers cookie recipe will be enjoyed by older children and adults. These butter based cookies can be made to look just like scary monster fingers!


2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup slivered almonds

1 tube red decorator gel
green and blue food coloring

Large bowl
Medium bowl
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer.
Step 4: Beat in egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Food coloring can be added at this time if trying to achieve a zombie or witch skin color
Step 5: Gradually mix in flour mixture until combined.
Step 6: Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 7: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Step 8: Working with a small amount of dough at a time, leave remainder in refrigerator until needed. Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Squeezing cookie slightly in middle will create a knuckle.
Step 9: Place almond firmly into one end to form finger nail. Using a paring knife, make slashes on each knuckle.
Step 10: Place on prepared cookie sheets and bake at 325 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes or until beginning to brown lightly.
Step 11: Let cool for 3 minutes and the transfer to cooling surface.
Step 12: If desired use red gel around finger nail and to form cuts.

The monster fingers cookie recipe makes about 60 monster fingers.