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Eggless Halloween witch finger cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Author Priya Shiva


  • All purpose flour / Maida - 1+1/2 cup
  • Butter (at room temperature) - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk - 3 tbsp
  • Baking powder - 2 tsp
  • Almonds - 14-16
  • Mixed fruit Jam - 2 tbsp
  • Green food color - 1/8 tsp


  1. Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius.

  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease it with some oil.

  3. Mix the food color in milk and keep it aside.

  4. Sift the flour and baking powder and keep it aside.

  5. Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.

  6. Add milk and vanilla extract and mix it well.

  7. Now add the flour, mix it well and make a cookie dough.

  8. Roll a tablespoon of dough into a finger shape. Press lightly on the sides. Place the fingers about 2-3 inches apart on a cookie tray. Make a thumb impression on one end to stick almonds for nails. Lightly apply jam on one side of the almond and stick it on the end.

  9. Use a table knife or tooth pick to make three crosswise knuckle marks.

  10. Bake about 12 minutes. Do not over bake else they will become very crunchy and start changing colour. Let it cool down completely and Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can add extra milk if the cookie dough is too tight and you are not able to shape it. You can use the same cookie dough to make plain sugar cookies and using cookie cutter, shape them and decorate as per your preference.