Tuesday 29 October 2019

Shortbread Witch Fingers for Halloween!

Every year we do a bit of Halloween themed baking. We had to do ours last week because that was when my two had their half term from school and college. I think I would have much preferred it this week! Hmmf!

I cheated and bought the Halloween Witches Fingers Biscuit Kit from Asda. I got a box each for the kids and if I knew what was in it I wouldn't have paid £2.20 each as it was just a shortbread mix, white chocolate buttons and red icing.

To make simple shortbread you need:

125g/4oz butter.
55g/2oz caster sugar, plus extra to finish.
180g/6oz plain flour.

To make:

Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.
Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste.

For these fingers you divide the mixture into however many portions you are making and dust a work surface with flour and roll each portion into a sausage shape. Put each one onto a baking tray and squash the end of the finger down flat to about half the size as this is where the finger nail will sit. Then mark out the knuckles with a knife.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until a pale golden brown colour.

When cooked you use a red gel icing pen to stick a white chocolate button on for the nail and put a dribble where the finger has been severed. Eek!

These are so simple to make and my girls did them all themselves. I was just there to take photos and keep the peace when they were arguing over silly little things. lol

The girls had great fun and got a little competitive. They made me judge which was the best. I of course wasn't going to say one's was better than the other and I was very impartial. The fatter fingers were Ellie's and I said the nails and the blood looked better but Becky's looked thinner and more like witches fingers. hehehe

Have you done any Halloween baking?


  1. Aww, so fun and cute. Tasty too! #MMBC

  2. What fun and look easy enough too. You have set up a total craving for shortbread - it has been a while and hard to find here. So another good reason to make my own. Nowt wrong with using packet stuff on occasion and easy to be tempted in my seasonal marketing too #Blogtober19

  3. They look brilliant! Love this idea and I love shortbread, so it's a win all round! x

  4. They look good though and show nowadays they'd be to make yourself.

  5. They do look good! I agree you don't need the kit.

  6. Wow! They came out really well didn't they. It's a great idea and so handy to have everything you need in one pack and ready to go when you need it. #blogtober19

  7. Those kids are rarely worth the money, but they do sometimes make life easier. I buy chocolate brownie mix because that actually does work out cheaper and easier. I also buy puff pastry as nobody has time for all that rolling, folding and refridgerating. I do love your girl's fingers, they look amazing. I think your hubby was spot on with his comments. Although, some witches can be fat from all the children they eat :) x

  8. These look absolutely brilliant. I've also seen them made with green food colouring.