Just in time for Halloween: vegan witches fingers cookies! These are so seriously creepy, I brought them to a Halloween party last year and some people got grossed out. Good for a crowd that appreciates Halloween-themed food, but not for the squeamish!
This version is even nut-free, in addition to being egg-free and dairy-free! You'll find other recipes for witches fingers cookies, but almost all of them use almonds for the fingernails. I was going to a nut-free party, so I spent some time in the supermarket trying to figure out what I could use instead. These green dry roasted edamame are nut-free, and even creepier than almonds! Instead of a beige or red fingernail, it looks like a green, diseased fingernail. Love it!
Vegan Witches Fingers Cookies
- 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) margarine
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 24 dry roasted edamame halves
Preheat oven to 350F. Cream the margarine and confectioner's sugar together, then stir in salt and vanilla. Mix to combine, then add in the flour and mix. The dough might seem crumbly, but the heat and pressure from your hands will cause it to hold together. Pull off a 1-inch ball of dough and roll it between your palms to get it into a finger shape. Pinch it to form the skinny parts of the finger, so that the knuckles stick out. Use a skewer or the tines of a fork to form wrinkles on the knuckles. Press one half of a dry roasted edamame into the tip for a fingernail. Bake for 18 minutes, or until the bottom just starts to turn golden. Cool completely before serving. Makes 24 cookies.
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