Halloween Witch Fingers
There's nothing spooky about the ingredients in these cookies! Coloured with matcha and flavoured with peppermint, you'll be the queen of the halloween party when you pull these babies out on show! And who doesn't want dead finger cookies on their Halloween table?!
You will need:
- 2 cups almond meal (unbleached to make them extra spooky)
- 2 teaspoons matcha
- A dash of peppermint (optional, can substitute with vanilla, cinnamon etc)
- 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees, line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
Either blitz all ingredients in a food processor until combined or mix until combined in a large bowl. Once combined, adjust matcha until preferred colour is reached. We used 2 whole teaspoons for this recipe.
Roll the dough into 12 - 14 balls and then roll out again into long sections. Press the sections with your fingers to shape them, and squeeze the cookie near the tip and again near the centre to make the knuckles.
Press one almond into one end of each biscuit to give the appearance of a long fingernail. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. There are no eggs in this recipe, so these cookies won't spread, so shape fingers to the size you want the end result to be.
Bake the cookies until lightly golden around the edges, ours took 10 - 15 minutes. The longer they are cooked, the more spooky they will look! Don't bake for longer than 15 minutes, or until the base is golden.
Once done, pull out of the oven and place a small amount of jam around the nail and onto the ridges of the finger.
Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.