Monday, 29 October 2012

Witch Fingers

In anticipation for Halloween on Wednesday, I decided to share this cookie recipe with you. My mom used to make these cookies every year, and my brother once refused to bring them to a school Halloween party because he thought they were so creepy.



-witch fingers-


Witch Fingers:
1C butter
1C icing sugar
1 egg
1tsp almond extract
1tsp vanilla
2-3/4C all purpose flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
whole blanched almonds (one for each cookie)
1 tube red decorating gel



-ingredients-



Beat together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Beat in flour, salt and baking powder. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.



-ready for the oven-



Roll spoonfulls of dough into finger shapes. Press almond firmly into the end of each finger for the nail. Use a knife to slash lines for knuckles. Bake at 325C on a parchment lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes.



-slightly golden-



Let cool for 3 minutes before lifting up almond and squeezing decorating gel into nail bed. Press almond back into shape. Let cool on cookie rack. (When not working with dough keep refrigerated)



-witch fingers-



These cookies have a subtle almond flavour and are not overly sweet, like so many other Halloween treats are. They are perfectly creepy and appetising! Happy Halloween!!



4 comments:

  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    This recipe is so cool! Thanks for sharing :)
    x Mariana | http://goingteen.blogspot.sg/

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  2. Superb! this is a little creepy but perfect for halloween!!
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  3. omg, this is so disturbing and fabulous at the same time. lol. Thanks for sharing, love. If you get a sec, I'm giving away a $375.00 handbag as a giant thank you. I'd love if you'd enter. xo

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