Ogre Finger Gluten Free Cookies

Here’s another fun recipe for cookies. Now, you can make these for Halloween, but I think they would be just as cool at a Super Heroes party (don’t they look like the Hulk’s fingers?). So, don’t just pigeon hole them into Halloween. These could make an appearance at lots of parties. If nothing else, make them just because you can 😉


Ogre Finger Cookies


½ cup butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups gluten free shortbread cookie mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
3 oz. package of lime flavored gelatin
16 maraschino cherries (rinsed, drained, and cut in half)


Preheat the oven to 375° degrees. Beat the butter and cream cheese with a hand mixer in a large bowl until smooth and fluffy. Add the cookie mix slowly to avoid snow flurries and the dry gelatin. Beat until blended. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the dough.

Using your hands, roll into a 1 1/2” log and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Use your fingers to form a large toe shape out of the log. Place a maraschino cherry half on the cookie to look like a toenail. Roll and shape the rest of the dough.

Take a toothpick and make knuckle score marks just above the cherry. (See how I did that in the picture.)

Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 32.

I hope you have fun with these cookies as much as I had making them.

To great parties….


Sometimes you just want a great mix that you can rely on. This is one of those. I have used Bobs Red Mill Shortbread Cookie Mix for a lot of different cookies, including this recipe. And the price on each bag is very good. If you can’t find it in your local grocery store, you can buy it here and have Amazon ship it to you.

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