Witch's Fingers from Young Chefs Academy


5 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
almond slices
red food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside
  • Beat remaining ingredients together until light and fluffy, and then add dry ingredients, stirring well.
  • Divide into 4 discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill dough several hours in refrigerator or quick chill in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out small amounts at a time on a lightly floured board and shape into fingers. Add slice of almond for fingernail and paint with food coloring.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.