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Witch Finger Cookie #FAIL #kidsinthekitchen

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A few days ago I shared this link for Skeleton Gingerbread Girls. I showed it to Shae and she said she wanted to try to make them. I happened to buy a set of christmas cookie cutters this week so I was onboard but things went terribly wrong.
Witch Finger Cookies #Fail #kidsinthekitchen

We started with a shortbread cookie. I personally don’t like gingerbread very much and figured shortbread would be simple.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour

Beat butter and sugar till fluffy. Add vanilla and mix till blended. Add flour and mix till combined.

Witch Finger Cookies #Fail #kidsinthekitchen

Form into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

This is where our experiment came to a halt. I could NOT get the dough to form right, it kept sticking to the counter even with flour. This is exactly why we don’t do rolled cookies. So we switched gears. Witches fingers!! We rolled some finger shapes, added sliced almonds for fingernails and baked them. THEY LOOKED AWESOME

Witch Finger Cookies #Fail #kidsinthekitchen

Another fail! The cookie dough was too soft so it spread out instead of keeping the finger shape. But they tasted good. You can never go wrong with a delicate sweet shortbread.

Shae did most of the work. She made the cookie dough, rolled the dough, tried to pressed out the cookie shapes, formed fingers and added wrinkles and fingernails. Isn’t that what it’s all about.

I have a “gingerbread” house cookie cutter. I’m thinking Haunted Houses would be super cute! Maybe a Sugar Cookie Dough will work better.

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About Melinda

Melinda is half of the mom & dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Over 4 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 17 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that are used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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Comments

  1. I don’t think those are a fail!! Great work, especially if they were tasty. I’ve had some super major fails, yours compared to mine make you look like Martha Stewart 🙂

  2. Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen says:

    I wonder if there was too much butter in them. I’ve had chocolate chip cookies do that if I didn’t have enough flour for the butter.

  3. They don’t look bad! They look like gnarly fingers.

  4. Betty Baez says:

    Well in my book they’re not a fail if they still taste good!

  5. I love the shape they had before baking! I wonder if you’d put them in the fridge for 10 minutes, would they have held their finger shape?

  6. for a fail as you say, they actually don’t look bad at all Melinda! thank you so much for the party!

  7. Well I think these look great! the imperfections make them more perfect as far as old witches fingers go I think! Definitely planning on making some of these for the trick or treaters!

  8. Didn’t do much in the kitchen this weekend other than making homemade lasagna for the whole family. Haven’t done much baking in the new place yet. I’ve gotten so lazy lately. I think the fingers turned out well! =)

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