Made these last night for tonight-Halloween! They are great. They look nice and creepy and actually are right tastey. They were simple to make. I did add a little more flour, maybe a 1/4 cup and baked them for about 20 minutes till slightly brown on the bottom. This will most likely be a Halloween tradition in our house. They were spooktacular!!!!!(maniacal laugh)
Sorry Just reviewing now... Big Hit for Halloween. Taste great and very scarey....I added red decorateing gel on the knuckles to look like blood.
I made a similar recipe for my 8 year old from Taste of Home- she was actually a little nervous to bring to school as they were so realistic- they were a big hit and we enjoyed making them alot! Great for kids!!!!
These were fun to make and tasted great! I needed a little more flour to make the dough workable, but that's not a big deal! I didn't think I'd be any good at making these, but they were remarkably easy and I took the advice to look at my own fingers, which made it easier too! A great Halloween make!
A very good tasting cookie which people comment on
These were great. I didn't have red decorating gel, so I used well-stirred raspberry jam. As the cookies were a bit dry, I served them with a bowl of stirred raspberry jam for dipping as well. They looked truly gnarly! A success all around. I might try dyeing the skinned almonds green next year, or tinting the dough slightly. As I overbaked the first batch, then underbaked the second, we had different multiracial shades of severed fingers. Next time I will try molding the dough around thin cookies or grissini breadsticks to mimic the bone as suggested by another reviewer. I think the contrast of a salted breadstick with the sweet cookie might be tasty.
These were fun cookies. The market did not have the red gel, so mixed in some red food coloring with confectioners sugar instead. That worked great as it looked very blood-like and also added some nice sweetness to the cookies.
I made these for Halloween and just now realized I hadn't reviewed them yet. They were A LOT of fun for our Halloween party. People were amazed. They were deceptively easy to make, though. I made them vegan and gluten-free by subbing Earth Balance margarine for the butter, Ener-G egg replacer for the egg, and Bob's Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour blend for the flour. The recipe held up well to my modifications. Also, I used Allibaba's idea and subbed raspberry jam for the red decorating gel. I applied it before baking and it came out looking dark, just like dried/clotted blood! The fingers do rise during baking, so they ended up larger than I expected when molding them (but that was not a problem at all). Thanks for posting this yummy, fun recipe. I'm sure I will make it again for future Halloweens.
These were a hit with the grandkids, but at first they didn't want to try them because they looked so real. I used the sliced almonds and it really looked like fingernails. The g'children wanted to know what that was before they would eat any. The cookies were very easy to make and everyone one liked the buttery flavor. Thanks for a fun recipe.
These were the hit of a Halloween party I went to. Every one thought they were very cool. They were so easy to make also that was a bonus.