I am totally enjoying the amazing amount of creativity that out there on the world wide web. So many fabulous home-grown cooks and bakers are showing off their talents and blowing me away. It used to be that you had to wait for your Martha Stewart or Family Fun magazine for holiday inspiration. Or the morning shows would bring a guest. But, hello??? Internet here? Blogging mania??? Ideas galore. LOVE IT!
You can take a good idea, found in a book, magazine, television show, ANYWHERE and broadcast it to the millions who never saw it. Last years ideas? Ideas from ten years ago? Boom! Reinvented and passed along. It’s like the cookie exchange party you have with your friends every year for the holidays, but you have THOUSANDS and MILLIONS of friends to share your favorite recipes with.
Kinda scary, if you really think about it…
I was honored to have made FoodBuzz’s Top 9 yesterday with my post on Pumpkin Scones. Who would have thought that after blogging seriously for a year and half THAT particular recipe would attract so many people’s attention. Very cool. I’m very honored and hope I make the top 9 more often!
That being said, these Witch Finger Cookies aren’t anything you haven’t seen before. I did some digging and found them on several blogging sites. I traced it back to an edition Epicurious published in 2002, which featured a recipe from Clare Crespo’s book, The Secret Life of Food.
See: an “old” idea getting a new lease on life.
I did my tweaks to the recipe, used half whole-wheat flour and half AP flour, my usual tweak. This gave my fingers a bit of a tan! I also used strawberry jam to “glue” the almond nails onto the fingers. When it dries, it looks like dirty cuticles. LOVE IT!
A little white chocolate and bit of red coloring and I had blood on the other end.
My kids got a HUGE kick out of these when they came home from school last week! My Princess kept asking to eat one of my fingers. I suppose that means I need to lotion up my hands more. They are looking a bit on the dry and wrinkly side….
For the full recipe for these Whole-Wheat Witch Finger Cookies, click here!
And Happy Halloween from Family Spice!