These spooky vegan cookies are made with almond flour and are super-easy to prepare. You can make them look like “witch fingers,” or a “monster fingers” for a fun Halloween party!
The base of this cookie is simply the dough from my Matcha Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. The addition of matcha gives these cookies a naturally green hue, and the mint helps cover up the flavor of the matcha, in case you don’t want your dessert to taste like green tea.
When trying to figure out how to easily attach the “finger nails” to these cookies, I decided that a chocolate chip would probably do the trick when it melted in the oven.
Simply press a sliced almond into the melted chocolate chip when you remove the baked cookies from the oven, and you have a witch’s fingernail!
However, I think the cookies also look great with just a chocolate chip on the end. They remind me of a monster finger (or maybe even the Hulk’s finger?) when you leave them that way.
Either way, this is a great gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free option when you want to serve a fun & spooky cookie! Feel free to leave out the matcha and mint if you want a paler-looking finger. (Either way sounds creepy to me!)
Easy Witch Finger Cookies (Vegan!)
- 2 cups blanched almond flour
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 16 dark chocolate chips
- 16 sliced almonds (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, matcha powder, peppermint, salt, baking soda, and vinegar. Stir well until a uniform, sticky batter is created.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough and then roll it between your hands to form a log. Press the log onto the lined baking sheet and use your fingers to gently pinch the log in the center to form a "finger" shape. You can also use a knife to score some "wrinkle" lines into the finger, if you like. Repeat this step with the remaining dough, forming 16 finger-shaped cookies.
- Press a chocolate chunk into the end of each finger, so that it looks like a dark fingernail. Bake the cookies at 350ºF until lightly golden around the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes.
- If you'd like to make a "witch" finger, place a sliced almond over the melted chocolate chip after you remove the cookies from the oven. The chocolate will harden as it cools and will hold the almond in place. Let the cookies cool completely before serving.
- These cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days, but for best shelf life, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Per cookie: Calories: 125, Carbohydrates: 7, Protein: 3, Fat: 9
- Nut-Free: If you need a nut-free cookie, try using my Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and just use a chocolate chip as the finger.
- Coconut Flour: The same concept could probably work with my Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, but keep in mind that recipe is not vegan and I don’t think it would turn out as well with an egg substitute.
As always, if you make a modification to this recipe, please leave a comment below letting us know what worked for you so we can all benefit from your experience.
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Questions and Reviews
Do you taste the peppermint??
Yes, it’s a really light flavor, but you do taste the mint. Feel free to leave it out if you prefer a non-mint cookie!
should vanilla extract be used if omitting peppermint?
These were such fun! My kids thought they were hilarious, and tasty too! I used palm shortening in place of the coconut oil (we have both dairy and coconut allergies in our family, so coconut oil and butter are both out), and it worked, but the cookies spread a bit more than what’s in the picture. And I left the peppermint extract out. I didn’t add vanilla or any other flavor, and they were still delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Delicious! I left out the matcha and peppermint and added vanilla instead. People thought they were really cute and were surprised that they were SO tasty. I undercooked them a touch so they were still soft to the bite (and served with strawberry jam for dipping as blood). They were YUMMY!
I can’t have eggs or almond flour. Do you have any other flour sub suggestions? Do you think cassava flour would work?
You could probably use this technique with most cookie recipes out there, so feel free to find another one that might work with a flour you have on hand. I haven’t played with cassava flour yet, so I couldn’t say how it works!
What a hit! I love these and my guests left the party asking for the recipe.