Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Frightening Finger Cookies

Frightening Fingers

Not only were they super fun to make.. they are delicious and even more fun to eat!
You will need:
1 cup of softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon of Almond Extract
2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
Red decorating gel ( i used black)
1/2 cup of 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 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F 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.