Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins
A halloween recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- red decorating gel
- 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Divide dough into fourths. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
- Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll into 1-in. balls. Shape balls into 3-in. x 1/2-in. fingers. Using the flat tip of a table knife, make an indentation on one end of each for fingernail. With a knife, make three slashes in the middle of each finger for knuckle.
- Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 3 minutes. Squeeze a small amount of red gel on nail bed; press a sliced almond over gel for nail, allowing gel to ooze around nail. Remove to wire racks to cool.
I took a plate of these fingers to a Halloween party last night and they were the hit of the party. They are truly grotesque and delicious.
I really loved this recipe! It was so fun to make - what a strange sight seeing all those 'fingers' going into the oven! This 'Taste Of Home' recipe also tastes great. I made them for my Cub Scout (6 - 11 year olds) Halloween party, and I think it may have been a bit too much for some of the boys. They seemed a bit freaked at the thought of chomping on a finger! I loved them and had several of the parents ask to take a few home for spouses. Thanks for posting!
We made these for our last halloween party and they turned out to be fantastic. It's sooooo eerie how much they look like fingers. It's ok to have some longer, fatter, etc. than others, because it adds to the finger-like effect. Next time I make them I will post a photo. These will definitely be a yearly tradition!