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Recently I had a request to crochet some Halloween items for a swap, so I made some pumpkins, candy corn and a skull. The pumpkins are pretty easy just crochet a ball and wrap the thread around to divide the segments and crochet a little stem. There are lots of photo’s on Pinterest for inspiration on Halloween crochet, you could also find some free patterns if your not sure how to make them.

Pumpkin & candy corn

Pumpkin & candy corn

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Last night my son and his partner and the two youngest came over for dinner. We made a chicken roast and had a movie ready for them to watch…

“Hotel Transylvania” what better movie snack to give them while watching a creepy movie than ‘Creepy finger Cookies’ I didn’t see them for Halloween so thought I might make them for movie night. Plus some yummy fudgy brownie slice. So recipe follows for fingers, brownie slice in another post later –

2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence [ or almond, lemon etc., ]
100 grms butter [ 1 stick ] softened
1/2 cup icing sugar [ powdered sugar ]
1/2 cup brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

Sliced almonds

In a bowl add the two types of sugar, vanilla, a pinch of salt and the beaten eggs, stir well.  Next stir in the softened butter, add the flour and stir until it’s all combined.

Chill it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

If it’s still too sticky to roll add some more flour, use a tsp measure to roll into finger shapes. Or roll portions into a log and cut into pieces to roll, I made mine in 2 batches. I put half the batch of dough in the fridge for another tray the next day. Half of the dough made about 26 fingers.

Creepy finger cookies

Put rolled fingers onto a baking tray lined with cooking paper. Insert a sliced almond into the finger tip, then pinch in for knuckles and use a sharp knife to make marks on the fingers…[see photo]

Creepy finger cookies

Bake in a pre-heated 160c oven for 8-10 mins

Cool in the tray on a rack, when cool use a clean brush to dust them with cocoa powder.

Creepy finger cookies

Even the big kids all loved them, surprise your family and friends by bringing in a plate of creepy finger cookies to have with their cuppa any time of the year.

Not just for Halloween !

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