Friday, October 23, 2009

Scary Finger Cookie Recipe

Here is the recipe for the spooky fingers.  These cookies will be a hit!  Thank you for your question about it!  

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 2/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup almonds, whole blanched (not sure what blanched means, I just bought "slivered" almonds for the nails)
1 tube red decorator gel
 Preheat oven to 325

Cream the butter with powdered sugar.  Mix in egg, and extracts until creamy.  Sift and add the dry ingredients.  Blend to make a soft dough.  Wrap and refrigerate dough until it is easy to work with (about 15-20 minutes).  Roll into a finger shape about 3" long and 1/2" thick (They will rise when baked so make them smaller than you'd like the finished finger to be).  Place finger on lined cookie sheet.  Using a butter knife, lightly press a flat nail bed shape at the end of the finger and cut 3 lines in the middle of the finger to form knuckles.  Press lightly above and below knuckle to make finger more realistic (give it shape).  Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool for 3-5 minutes.  Put a bit of red gel in the nail bed and press the almond fingernails into the end of the finger.

*Arrange fingers on a nice platter, add some spiders to crawl over fingers.

Have fun making these!

                      *Images and recipe from "Living It At Home"

3 wonderful comments:

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I couldn't wait to see's fabulous! I am going crazy over those finger cookies. They are so funny. I don't have kids, but I'm real tempted to bake them just for fun. Great blog and nice meeting you!

Lynn aka Paris Hotel Boutique

nkp said...

I cringed over the images of those "fingers," but that doesn't mean I don't love them! ;0)

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