I like to make these for Halloween parties. They are easy and really fun to make.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
4 hands
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • On a floured surface, roll out each tube of crescent dough into a large square about 1/4-inch thick. Place your hand or a hand shape cut out of paper onto the dough, and cut two hand shapes out of each tube of dough. Roll up the uncut dough, roll out again, and cut two more hand shapes (total of 8 shapes).

  • To assemble, lay four hand shapes onto the prepared baking sheet. Place two hot dog halves in a line, cut sides down, onto each finger and thumb. The hot dog halves should reach from 1/4 inch from the tip of each finger into the hand. Lay a second dough hand over the first one, covering the hot dogs, and pinch the two hand shapes together to enclose the hot dogs.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the hands are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly; remove to a platter. Decorate the stumps of wrists with ketchup "blood" to serve.

Cook's Note

If you're using an adult-sized hand, each piece can be cut up and served. You can cut out small hands so you don't have to cut them up when served.

Nutrition Facts

476 calories; protein 12.6g 25% DV; carbohydrates 27.5g 9% DV; fat 34.1g 53% DV; cholesterol 39.6mg 13% DV; sodium 1402.6mg 56% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2011
As a "dish" it is ok. I had fun making these and the kids loved the look of them. I thought of using stick pepperoni instead of hotdogs and adding pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. That way when it is cut it "bleeds" sauce and the cheese strings out just adding to the gross factor that teens and kids love. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2011
As a "dish" it is ok. I had fun making these and the kids loved the look of them. I thought of using stick pepperoni instead of hotdogs and adding pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. That way when it is cut it "bleeds" sauce and the cheese strings out just adding to the gross factor that teens and kids love. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
I tried the suggestion of the other reviewer and added mozzarella cheese to it. I also used sausage instead of hot dogs. It turned out great! And the kids thought it was cool to pull off the fingers and eat them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2012
I thought this was extremely easy to make BUT I used 1/2 tube total to make 1 complete hand(top & bottom of hand). It baked up perfectly & tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2013
Loved making this! So interchangeable with your meat addition. This one is with beef sausage bites. Will be adding black olive nails and serving on a bed of linguine and pizza sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
These were fun and easy. I placed strawberry preserves on the tips then placed the almonds then baked - less work. The almond cooks into the cookie nicely. I used chocolate chips for warts. They were not as sweet a cookie as I prefer. Read More
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