Happy Almost Halloween! Today i've got two great Halloween Treats that are fun for all ages and really pretty easy to make. The Halloween Witches Fingers are made of a simple sugar cookie dough that is pressed into a mold to resemble witches fingers. Once baked, the "fingers" are dusted with a little cocoa powder to give them an eerie aged appearance while sliced almonds create the perfect "fingernail" dusted with a little gold pearl dust and dipped into cocoa powder to create that "just dug out of six feet of dirt" look that is oh so festive!
Next is the Edible Vintage Halloween Postcard Cookies. These cookies are made with an edible wafer paper that is printed with edible ink in these amazing vintage halloween postcard designs. The simple sugar cookies are baked into a rectangle shape, iced in royal icing and then topped with the wafer paper designs. Each cookies is further embellished with a dusting of gold pearl dust for an antique luster and a frame of black sparkling sugar for even more shine!
Both of these Halloween confections are terrific party desserts, place-cards for a sit down dinner or even bagged up as individual party gifts for guests! You can really let your creative imagination go wild with these cookies: how about green witches fingers with orange and purple fingernails? How about adhering the wafer paper designs to chocolate bars instead of cookies??.... the ideas are endless, here is how you can get started on your own ghoulish creations...
Both cookies start with one basic sugar cookie dough. Once the dough is mixed, divide the dough roughly in half. Cover half the dough with plastic wrap and set aside.