Wanna be the scary neighbor
this Halloween? How about homemade spooky fingers instead of sugary candy for
Spooky Witch Fingers
•1 cup butter, softened
•1 cup confectioners' sugar
•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
Combine the butter, sugar,
egg, almond extract, rand 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.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
(165 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
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.
Bake in the preheated oven
until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove the almond from the end
of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of red jelly into the cavity; replace
the almond to cause the jelly to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.
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