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Spooky Halloween Recipe!

Authored by Josiphine, on Oct 28, 2014

Creepy Witch’s Fingers

These cookies are a great treat for Halloween and will sure gross out and impress kids and adults alike! Enjoy!


      1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened
      1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar
      1 egg
      1 tsp (5 mL) almond extract
      1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
      2-3/4 cups (675 mL) all-purpose flour
      1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
      1 tsp (5 mL) salt
      3/4 cup (175 mL) whole blanched almonds
      1 tube (19 g) red decorator gel (blood for fingers) 


In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoonful (5 mL) of dough into finger shape for each cookie.

Press almond firmly into 1 end for nail. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape; using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.

Place on lightly greased baking sheets; bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 20 to 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. Remove from baking sheets; let cool on racks. Repeat with remaining dough.


Happy Halloween!

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