zombie finger cookies

Bleeding Zombie Finger Cookies

Halloween is the perfect time to unleash your inner zombie chef and get creative in the kitchen. If you’re looking to add a ghoulish touch to your spooky spread, then look no further than these blood-curdling zombie finger cookies! These creepy treats are not only delicious but also an absolute hit at any Halloween party. So, roll up your sleeves, put your apron on, and let’s dive into the world of spine-chilling delights!

Unleash Your Inner Zombie Chef: Create Spooky Finger Cookies!

Creating these spooky finger cookies is a fun and exciting activity that will surely get you into the Halloween spirit. To start, gather the necessary ingredients: butter, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, eggs, flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough resembling zombie flesh.

Next, it's time to shape the cookies into eerie finger-like forms. Roll small portions of dough into long, thin cylinders, making sure to taper one end to resemble a finger. Press down gently on one side to create a knuckle-like effect. For an extra gruesome touch, make indentations on the 'knuckles' with a butter knife. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake them until they turn a haunting shade of golden brown.

Once the cookies have cooled, it's time to add the finishing touches. Use red food coloring or raspberry jam to create a blood-like effect at the tip of each finger. For an extra realistic touch, gently press an almond slice onto the top end of the cookie to resemble a gruesome nail. Your guests will be both horrified and delighted by these deliciously spooky zombie finger cookies!

Sink Your Teeth into Spine-Chilling Zombie Finger Delights!

The moment you sink your teeth into these spine-chilling zombie finger delights, you'll be transported to a world of creepy deliciousness. The soft, buttery texture combined with the subtle sweetness will have you craving more, even though the appearance may be off-putting at first. The almond extract gives each bite a nutty flavor, perfectly complemented by the tangy raspberry jam or red food coloring that oozes from the 'finger' tips.

These zombie finger cookies are not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. The attention to detail in the knuckles, nails, and blood-like coloring makes them look disturbingly realistic. These cookies are guaranteed to be a hit at any Halloween party, surprising and delighting guests with their ghoulish appearance while simultaneously satisfying their sweet tooth.

Halloween Fun with LunaGrown Jam

So, this Halloween, don't be afraid to unleash your inner zombie chef and create these ghoulishly delicious finger cookies. With their spooky appearance and mouthwatering taste, they are sure to be a hit among both kids and adults alike. So, gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and get ready to indulge in these blood-curdling delights. Remember, it's all in good fun, and these cookies will have everyone screaming for more! Happy Halloween!

You can use any flavor of jam you would like, no one says the "blood" has to be red!

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Bleeding Zombie Finger Cookies

LunaGrown Jam
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 1/8 cups Unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/4 cup Whole milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Lemon zest
  • 4 1/4 cups Cake flour
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Baking powder
  • Whole almonds
  • LunaGrown Raspberry or Strawberry Jam*


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cream the butter, sugar and salt in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, then the milk, vanilla and zest. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and mix again.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and blend just until combined.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm.
  • Take about 2 to 3 tablespoons of dough per finger. Roll each into a ball, then a log, and shape into a finger with knuckle marks. Make an indent at one end for fingernail, smear some raspberry jam into it and place whole almond in the indent. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. You might need to add more jam once cooled for a bloodied look.
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