Naturally green peanut butter witch finger cookies! You can't taste the spinach, but it makes them scary and green.
Author: Kate @ Veggie Desserts
100g- 2 cups - raw spinach
75g- 1/3 cup - unsalted butter, softened
50g- 1/4 cup - smooth peanut butter
50g- ¼ cup - caster sugar
225g -2 cups - plain (all purpose) flour
Seedless raspberry jam
Wilt the spinach in a saucepan with a small amount of boiling water, then run under cold water to refresh, squeeze out the moisture, chop up the spinach then puree it with a hand held stick blender until smooth. (NOTE: make it really smooth in order to get a good green colour)
Beat the butter, peanut butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy. Add in the spinach puree and almond extract and beat well. Sift in the flour and mix.
Turn the mixture onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it forms a soft dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Roll tablespoonfuls of the dough into 4” long finger shapes and gently press the sides to create knuckles.
Use a knife to cut horizontal ridges for knuckles. Press an almond slice into the end of each finger.
Place the fingers onto the prepared baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until the edges begin to turn very slightly golden.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dip the ends in the raspberry jam to create the look of severed fingers.
Cook's Tip: Be sure to puree the spinach to a paste so the colour of the witch finger cookies is evenly green.
Make it vegan: use dairy free butter
Make it gluten-free: use gluten free flour
Naturally Green Witch Finger Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Total Carbohydrates 13g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Naturally Green Witch Finger Cookies https://veggiedesserts.co.uk/naturally-green-peanut-butter-witch-finger-cookies/ (C) Kate Hackworthy