Halloween cookies "Witch's fingers", made in the shape of cut woman's fingers.

Halloween cookies “Witch’s fingers”,

Witches Fingers

 

Witches Fingers. Wicked, and a little creepy. Its OK on Halloween to let your imagination go wild, and these cookies can be made not-too scary, or as scary as you would like. These Halloween Witches Fingers cookies are actually a delicious¬† cookie recipe, that puffs up and is soft and chewy, with a blanched almond for the ‘fingernail’ and a bit of red decorating gel for blood around the fingernail. Good recipe and no too scary.

 

 

 

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
Red food coloring, preferably paste type

Directions

1.In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla, beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
2.Working with one-quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoons full of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press an almond firmly into one end for nail. Squeeze in center to create a knuckle shape and use a paring knife make slashes in several places to form knuckle.
3.Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for three minutes. If desired, lift up almond and squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back in place so gel oozes out from underneath.
4.Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
5.Note: Make cookies smaller than you think they need to be, as they spread when cooking.

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