Creepy Witches Fingers Cookies
These creepy cookies will freak everyone out on Halloween.
1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Icing sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 2/3 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
3/4 cup Almonds, whole blanched
1 Tube red decorator gel
In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and
vanilla. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt. Cover and refrigerate 30
Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remainder
refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoonful of dough into finger shape for each
Press almond firmly into 1 end for nail. Squeeze in center to
create knuckle shape. Using paring
knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.
Place on lightly greased
baking sheets; bake in 325F (160C) oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden.
Let cool for 3 minutes.
Lift up almond, squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed
and press almond back in place, so gel oozes out from underneath. You can also
make slashes in the finger and fill them with "blood."
Remove from baking
sheets and let cool on racks. Repeat with remaining dough.