FINGER SHAPED COOKIES
Everyone loves finger food but what if those cookies
were really shaped like fingers? We love to bake up
a few dozen of these and decorate each year for our
Halloween party. You can use sugar cookie dough and
add a different color food paste to each batch,
making green monster fingers, but more about that
Finger Cookie Pan
This great cookie form pan is available at mass market
retailers everywhere, in the Halloween section with the
baking goods. The supply is usually limited so be quick
about picking one or two up! You can see a well around each
cookie form, you can press the cookie dough up and into the
well to make removal easier, then just trim off with a
As you can
see, you can only make eight cookies at a time. Since they
aren't very thick, they bake fast and you can get that
next batch in right away. It's a non-stick treated cast
aluminum pan, easy to clean. You can see that it has the
finger nails and skin wrinkles right in the mold!
First, we make up a batch of sugar cookie dough, either from
scratch if we have time or mix if not. Then we divide the
dough into balls and use paste food color to color each ball
by kneading it in. Using paste food color will keep the
dough from getting too much liquid in it and ruining the
dough. Just use a tooth pick and take a dab out of the jar,
we use green for one, yellow for another, red and black.
cookies are cool, you can add color to the finger nail, use
piping gel to accentuate the wrinkles in the knuckles,
dribble red glaze over them to make the ends look bloody.
It's up to you as to how far you want to go.
You can also
use a halved almond in each pan where the nail is and push
the cookie dough over it. It will bake into the cookie and
give a 3-D effect to the cookie. This works well on the
yellow fingers, making them look like old mummy fingers. We
use a mixture of glaze with brown food paste in it, watered
down and brush it over the nail with a small brush then wipe
off with a clean tissue. It gives it an old, ancient look.
Try to just get it on the almond because you don't want to
get water on the cookie itself. You can use a clean cotton
swab to apply it and remove it, too.
cookies make a wonderful addition to your treat table for a
party. Use a large rectangular serving tray and spread them
out by color. You can even make little signs to place by
each bunch telling what they are like "Monster Fingers",
"Mummy Fingers", "Fresh Fingers", and "Witch Fingers". Kids
and adults love them and they are truly the perfect "Finger
Food" for your Halloween party!