Okay, there is just something about these witch fingers that I love...I guess they, to me, are sort of a feast for the senses...you know, creepy and ugly, but very tasty and fun all at the same time. Something about eating them sort of goes against the fibre of what we like to eat - things that look pretty and delicious!
I tried a different recipe this year, just a standard shortbread, but I did not refrigerate the dough prior to baking...needless to say, the first batch of witch fingers turned out to be very puffy and large. Sort of like the witch ate some salt and then went for a walk in 100 degree weather - swollen, summer fingers! I did the next batch of fingers very skinny. If you are going to make these, you may want to bake a few at first just to make sure they are going to come out the size and shape that you want. That way you can just make the necessary adjustments for the dough you already have instead of trying a different recipe.