Nail Bightingly Good Witch Finger Cookies

October 28th, 2010 by Christina Dittmer

When I think of Halloween the first thing that comes to mind is candy, but this year I wanted to try something a little different. This year Wilton came out with a witch fingers cookie pan so I thought I would give that a try.

I have to say from the start I am not what you call good at making cookies. I have a tendency to either under cook or burn cookies; I can never get them to be just right. But, with this cookie pan I didn’t have the issues I usually do.

Witch Finger CookiesI started my cookie adventure by making the cookie recipe on the back of the pan label, Wilton’s classic sugar cookie recipe. After I had the cookie dough ready I decided to give the dough a little color by adding a little leaf green and lemon yellow icing color. I was hoping it would give them that spooky witch look I was going for, and it did.

Witch Finger CookiesAfter the dough was ready I had to prep the pan. To make sure I didn’t have any issues getting these fingers to pop right out of the pan, I used a little Bake Easy™ Non-Stick Spray. Just put a liberal coating on the pan being sure to cover everything, all the little nooks and crannies. At first I had trouble getting the dough to evenly fill each of the pan cavities, but once I figured out to roll them into a log shape about the same width of the finger cavities I had no issues.

Witch Finger CookiesPut the cookie pan directly on the rack in the oven at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes until the backside of the cookies turn light brown around the edges. Once they are done, let them sit for at least 5 minutes – I discovered that the hard way. My mom would say patience is not one of my virtues. After they rest for 5 minutes, turn your slightly cooled cookies out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Witch Finger CookiesAs my cookies cooled, I set out to decide on how I wanted to finish my fingers. I liked the look of painting the fingernails with candy melts. I melted some orange candy melts in a disposable decorating bag in the microwave. Once it was ready, I piped a little candy on each fingernail and smoothed it out with a brush set.

I am sold on these cookie pans, not only are they easy to use but they help us cookie challenged people to make a perfect cookie every time.

Christina Dittmer Christina Dittmer, Web Designer, has been with the company almost 3 years. She grew up in a family of creative people; both parents were florists for over 30 years. With a grandmother who was a professional baker it was no surprise that Christina would develop a love for baking. Since working at Wilton, she has developed a love for decorating too.

2 Replies

  1. Carolyn Klein says:

    These are so awesome….. I want to buy a pan

  2. Ann says:

    Those look great! I usually have the same problem issues with cookies, but when I used the Wilton pans sent to me to make samples for the JoAnn’s ads, I just loved them too!

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