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Terrifying Treats for Halloween

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Terrifying Treats for Halloween

These fun Halloween-themed recipes are a scream. Try them at your next party. We promise your guests will think they’re to die for!

Severed Witch’s Fingers


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole almonds
Raspberry jam (seedless)

Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, beating continually. Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Scoop about a teaspoon of dough a piece of waxed paper, using the waxed paper, roll the dough into a thin finger shape. Place it on a greased cookie sheet. Repeat until the dough is gone. Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Remove the almonds and place a dollup of raspberry jam into the indentation left behind. Replace the almonds. Bake until the cookies turn slightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes. If desired, dip the base of each “finger” in the raspberry jam before serving.

Halloween Mummy Mini Pizzas

8 English muffins, halved and toasted
1 cup pizza sauce
16 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in 5 strips per pizza, or use string cheese sticks and slice lengthwise
Assorted toppings like cubed ham, onions, tomatoes (if desired)
32 black olive slices

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place the toasted English muffin halves on a baking sheet. Spread 1 tablespoon of sauce over each half. Place 2 of the black olives in place on each muffin half for eyes. Add any toppings you’d like.

Lay the strips of cheese across the “face” of the muffin to look like mummy bandages. Bake pizzas for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Makes 16 mummy mini pizzas.

Vampire Shots

4-5 ripe tomatoes
1 large cucumber, peeled
1 large onion, quartered
1 green pepper, halved
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups tomato juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Salt and pepper

In a blender or food processor, combine two of the tomatoes, half of the cucumber, half of the onion, half of the green pepper, the garlic, and 1 cup of tomato juice. Blend until the veggies are pureed. In a large serving bowl, mix the pureed vegetables with the remaining tomato juice, olive oil, vinegar, pepper sauce (if desired), and yogurt. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve in decorative test tubes.

Mummy Dogs

1 8 oz. can crescent roll dough sheets
5 slices cheese
10 hot dogs
Cooking spray
Mustard, ketchup, or edible googly eyes

Preheat oven to 375° F. Unroll dough. Using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut the dough into four equal rectangles, and each rectangle lengthwise into about 10 narrow strips. Break or cut the cheese slices in half. Wrap one half-slice of cheese around each hot dog, then wrap 3 dough bandages up the length of the hot dog, leaving the top inch or so bare. Be sure to crisscross the dough and leave empty space so it looks rough like bandages. Leaving about 1/2” of open space above the bandages for a “face,” wrap a fourth piece of dough around the bare tip of each frank. Place wrapped hot dogs on an ungreased cookie sheet and spray the dough lightly with cooking spray. Bake 10-15 minutes, until the dough is golden brown. Use ketchup or mustard to draw eyes on each mummy, or use edible googly eyes.

1 comment

1 Suzanne Swartz { 10.29.14 at 11:01 am }

Love the cookie recipe for severed fingers , as I am a huge Almond fan…Plan on making them for the grand kids for their Halloween party…I would also like to make them just as cookies during the winter…… How long would I cook them as just a cookie? same temp? and should I refrigerate dough, as above recipe states???
I use a meringue crust for a Heavenly pie that is so easy and good. A family favorite . You could make the meringue crust ( bake for 1 hour in a pie plate, spreading up the sides and add some cooked Lemon pudding mix. Top with slightly sweetened whipped cream ( Heavy Cream ). Have not tried it with just the lemon pudding , but sounds as tho it would work. if any one wants the recipe for the Heavely pie, they can e-mail you and you can print it …..
Thanks, Suzanne , Haverhill, Ma

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