Halloween Fun

October 17, 2011

Meeshie had her Girl Scout Halloween party today.  I’ve been working on the costume and finished it over the weekend.  She was a demented or evil fairy.  I made a black tutu and spray painted some pink wings black.  On the big day, she’ll also have glitter sprayed in her hair and on her body along with some mascara.  Girls!

I’ve taken a few pictures of the skirt, but haven’t had a chance to take care of the wings yet.  I’m hoping to get the whole thing together this weekend and share.

I did make these great cookies for the party, though.  My friend Carol gave me the recipe last week.  She made them last year and brought them to work, they were a big hit and I can see why.  Unfortunately, last year Meeshie’s school instituted a new policy with regard to snacks-they don’t allow any of them.  So, although in the past I’ve made some really cute teats: ghosts from the oreo truffles, pumpkins from small blocks of cheese, and witches hats with fudge stripe cookies and kisses, I was hesitant to make these.  But then I remembered the party with the Girl Scouts!

Thanks Carol!  These were a big hit with the girls and us!

Monster Finger Cookies

  • 1 C Butter, softened
  • 1 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 t Almond Extract
  • 1 1/2 t Vanilla Extract
  • 2 3/4 C Flour
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1/4 C Almond Slices or Whole
  • 1 tube Red or Black Decorating Gel
  • Green Food Coloring

Beat the butter, sugar, egg, and extracts together.  In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.  Add the green food coloring until you achieve the desired color.  (You can skip this step if you want them to look more mummy-like.)  Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Take out one half of the dough at a time and break off a small amount of dough.  Roll out between your fingers to create the knuckle shape.  Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet (or grease the pan).  Use a butter knife to make indents in several places to resemble the wrinkles in a finger.  Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  Let cool.

Once cooled, squeeze the red or black decorating gel onto the tip of each finger and gently press an almond on top so the gel oozes out from underneath.  I also used some red gel to give some of the fingers a cut, just be creative!

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


  1. These are so cool, Karen. I love the pics you shared. I can’t wait to see the finished costume!!

  2. Glad they were a hit Karen! Love how you added the cuts. I like bringing them to work, everybody gets a kick out of them. Will be making them soon!

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