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Livvy came up with the idea of turning our lovely Heart-in-Hand cookies into something spooktacular for Halloween. "Why don't we make hands with bloody scars instead."

You can find the recipe for cookie dough in the Spatulatta Cookbook. Get a copy from our on-line store or encourage your school librarian to purchase a copy. The Heart-in-Hand cookie cutter we're using for this recipe is also available in our shop.

{Makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies}

You'll need:

  • 1 cookie dough recipe
  • Flour
  • Red Lifesaver candies
  • A little adult help


  • A plastic zipper bag
  • A mallet or hammer
  • A cutting board
  • Kitchen shears or scissors
  • A rolling pin
  • A hand cookie cutter
  • A butter knife
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • Aluminum foil
  • A cooling rack
  • A metal spatula
  1. Make the cookie dough and chill it.
  2. Put the red candies into the zipper bag and close firmly. We happened to find individually wrapped candies so we just smashed them in their little wrappers.
  3. Put the baggie on the cutting board and whack the candies until they are lumpy. This is a lot of fun but don't keep mashing them until they turn them into red powder because the powder is really hard to control.
  4. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on your cookie sheet. This will keep the candy from sticking to the cookie sheet and making a hard to clean mess.
  5. Flour your work surface and roll out your dough.
  6. Dust your cookie cutter with flour so the dough won't stick.
  7. Cut out the hand cookies and place them on the foil.
  8. Use the knife to cut a scar in the palm part of the cookie hand. You'll want it to be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide.
  9. Shake the red candy crumbles to one side of the baggie. Cut a small whole in the opposite bottom corner. Hold the cut corner up until you are over the cookies.
  10. Gently sprinkle the candy crumbles into the "scar."
  11. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown.
  12. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool completely before trying to remove them from the foil. This gives the candy time to harden again.
  13. Gently lift the cookies and peel back the foil.
  14. Arrange on a plate or use them as part of a scary centerpiece.