Posted by Amber Galore on May 13, 2014
What sounds more delicious than a dismembered Witch? Normally I might say, EW!, but it’s Halloween, so I say, gimme some of those dismembered witch Halloween treats! Today we bring you a creepy tasty dish featuring the dismembered parts of a Witch, served loving up in a bowl of dirt. This would be a lot of fun at a Halloween party and most kids enjoy helping make them and even more fun trying to eat them with their friends. At least mine did! What have I done to them?
First up on our decadent pile of Witch pieces is her dismembered fingers, of course!
First, mix all of your dry ingredients together. The flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix them in a small bowl and set aside.
In a larger bowl, cream the softened button and sugar together. Once it is thoroughly blended. Add one egg and the almond extract. Mix together until well blended.
Gradually at your dry ingredients in. A little bit at a time does it. Otherwise you will make a huge mess. Trust me on this one.
Once all of the dry ingredients have been added, add splashes of buttermilk at a time until the dough becomes moist but NOT wet.
At this point you will want to add your food coloring. Keep adding it and mixing it until you get the desired green you are looking for. You will see here that I have abandoned my mixer. It become much easier to use a spatula and fold in/mix the color into the dough.
Pre-heat your oven for 375 degrees F and throw the dough into the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 min to an hour. Put some aluminum foil or cling wrap over it to keep it from drying out.
When the time is up, you should form your fingers.
I sprayed my hand with cooking spray and roll it out just like play dough into a snake like shape. Put it on the greased baking sheet and form them further shape them like fingers, use a sliced almond piece for the fingernail.
This is what happened.
DIY Failure at it’s best. Okay, so I wanted to make my own sugar cookie recipe and not use some hard crunchy icky cookies and this is what happens. Sugar cookies rise and spread out. I should know that. So, plan B.
I used aluminum foil and molded it around my middle finger. I then repeated the process above, made little walls to form around my finger and baked for 7 minutes.
Not too shabby. Much better this way.
Let it cool just a bit in the aluminum foil and them move to a plate. This way it is still soft and you can shape it a little better. Re-add some more indentations with a knife for the knuckles, use a paint brush and paint some red food coloring around the nail bed and at the end of the finger. I also brushed on a bit of cinnamon to make the finger look a little dirty.
Next up, this display would not be complete without some edible eyeballs, right? My thoughts exactly!
I had a hard time finding canned Lychee. I think it can probably be bought at any local whole food store, though I could be wrong. You can definitely order it on Amazon. I ended up finding it, at all places, Wal-Mart. Lychees are perfect for eyeballs because of their translucent white color, their round shape, and they even have a nice little opening for some smashed in Dots candy for irises. If all else fails and you cannot find yourself some Lychee, go to Target (or on Amazon and get some Monster’s Inc eyeball gummies. They will get the message across!
Remove a Lychee from the can and dry it off with a paper towel carefully. Grab a Dots candy and place it, smaller side down, into the opening of the Lychee.
Cut off just the tip of one of the black Dots (Crows) and use it as the pupil. Since the cut side goes against the other candy, it will stick without any additional help.
Use a paintbrush and some red food coloring gel to paint on some veins!
Finally on my list of stomach turning treats, I thought we needed a severed tongue. Why not? It completes the display!
I went simple with this one and just used a cherry piece of laffy taffy. Though I think Airheads would have worked better. I couldn’t find any but they are available at Amazon. I cut the laffy taffy in half, defined the line a bit more in the middle (which did not photograph well) and painted some red food coloring gel on the end to give it that “just torn out of the mouth look”
Get some Oreos and remove all of the cream filling. Feel free to eat it all, I won’t tell anyone. Put the orphaned Oreo cookies in a zip lock bag and crush them with a rolling pin, your hands, whatever gets all that baking aggression out! Pour the Oreo crumbs into a large bowl, a baking dish, or a plate. Then you can insert some of your fingers into the dirt sticking up, leave a couple out with some red food coloring gel brushed in the end for a nice touch. Then add some eye balls and tongues. You now have yourself a lovely, tasty, Halloween treat comprised of a dismembered Witch! Bon appetit!