Get ready to cast a spell of deliciousness this Halloween with our enchanting Witch Finger Cookies! These eerie yet irresistible treats are the perfect addition to your spooky dessert spread. And the best part? These Witch Finger Cookies are as easy to make as they are spooky, making them the ideal Halloween baking project to share with your little witches and wizards.
Crafted with a bewitching blend of matcha, almonds, and raspberry jam, these cookies are not only hauntingly green but also devilishly tasty. The star of these Witch Finger Cookies is, of course, The Zen Tea Co. Matcha, which not only lends its captivating colour but also adds a subtle earthy flavour. To make these cookies truly spellbinding, we a dollop of rich raspberry jam and the almond, resembling eerie blood-red fingernails. The result is a combination of flavours and textures that will leave your taste buds under a delicious enchantment.
With simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, this recipe is perfect for getting kids involved in the kitchen. Let them roll the dough into finger shapes and create a bloody nail effect!
So, grab your cauldron (or mixing bowl) and let's brew up a batch of these witchy delights that will leave everyone spellbound this Halloween! You might want to summon your young apprentices as well!
Let's dive into this spooky recipe and bring a touch of sorcery to your kitchen!
Ingredients for about 28 cookies:
- 35 g of The Zen Tea Co. Matcha (18 - Uji Matcha intense green or 15 - Yame Matcha)
- 315g flour
- 225g unsalted butter
- 120g icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 5g baking powder
- 1tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- blanched almonds
- raspberry jam
Step 1: In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extract (optional); sift in flour, The Zen Tea matcha powder, baking powder and salt and mix until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Roll a small ball of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press the almond into one end to make the nail. Squeeze along the roll to create knuckle shape and using a toothpick, make several places to form knuckle.
Step 3: Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 165 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Once done let cool for a few minutes outside the oven.
Step 4: When safe, lift up almond; add some raspberry jam onto the nail bed and press almond back into place, so that the jam can oozes out from underneath.
Enjoy your matcha cookies, and may it bring you a moment of serenity and joy with your family. Don’t forget to share with us your creations: tag us on Instagram @thezentea