Sunday, October 10, 2010

Witch Finger Cookies

Witch Finger Cookies

perfect for a Halloween party

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole almonds
  • 1 (.75 ounce) tube red decorating gel

Directions

  1. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets.
  3. Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper. Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie. Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of red decorating gel into the cavity; replace the almond to cause the gel to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.
Posted by Kristen for more pictures of My witch fingers come see me at my site!

9 comments:

  1. These look JUST like fingers- great job creating these!
    -Kendall
    {songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

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  2. These look disgustingly AWESOME!!

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  3. Those look incredible!

    Jo
    http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh my gosh! Those fingers look real!

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  5. They look great! I made these too! If you have time please visit me and tell me what you think!
    Thanks
    Nancy

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  6. This is really amazing, looks yum. Thanks for visiting my site..

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  7. I love making these - yours look great! (a bit of green food coloring, and they turn into Frankenstein's leftovers...hee!)

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  8. Ewwwwie..they look like real witch fingers! What a fun recipe! I will definitely be making these for our neighborhood Halloween party! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  9. so cool! come on over and link up to MMM!

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