Creepy Almond Witch Finger Cookies

Serve up a finger food even the local ghouls and goblins will enjoy like these wicked witch finger cookies - broomsticks not included!


Turn your favorite dessert classics into a spooky Halloween treat with a touch of creativity. Lady fingers are always a fan favorite at my dinner parties, so I've put a creepy twist on this popular treat and turned them into magical witch fingers!

 

 

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (confectionery)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (1/2 teaspoon salt if using salted butter)
  • 3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 tube red decorator gel
DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extract; beat in flour, baking powder and salt, and enough green food coloring to achieve a bright green color. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into one end for the nail. Squeeze in center to create knuckle shape; using a paring knife or toothpick, make several places to form knuckle.

Place on lightly greased baking sheets or parchment lined baking sheets.

Bake in a 325 degree 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 into place, so gel oozes out from underneath.

Let cool.

Makes: 28 large cigar size cookies.

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