Finger Biscuits for Halloween

    1 hour 25 minutes

    These eerie shortbread-style biscuits look like witches' fingers and are perfect for your Halloween party!

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    Makes: 30 biscuits

    • 225g butter
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 350g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 100g whole almonds
    • 1 tube red decorating icing

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder and salt while continually beating. Knead the dough until it is smooth, cover with cling wrap and chill for 20 to 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Lightly grease baking trays.
    3. Remove dough from fridge in small amounts. Scoop about 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of greaseproof paper. Use the paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped biscuit. Press one almond into one end of each biscuit to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Squeeze biscuit near the tip and again near the centre of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped biscuits on the baking trays.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the biscuits are slightly golden in colour, 20 to 25 minutes.
    5. Remove the almond from the end of each biscuit; squeeze a small amount of red icing into the cavity; replace the almond to cause the icing to ooze out around the tip of the biscuit.

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    Finger Biscuits for Halloween
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    I make these every year for Halloween, except I use jellybeans instead of almonds. They are always a huge hit.  -  30 Oct 2016


    I made these cookies for my son's school party and they were a great hit. We added green food coloring to the dough and when I took them out of the oven I added a single chocolate chip for a wart. We also added red gel food coloring for the severed end of the finger. The cookies do enlarge when baked (almost double the thickness) so make sure you don't make them to round when you are rolling them out. The cookie flavor was good on top of looking great, thanks for a fun recipe.  -  17 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great recipe! Instead of using decorator gel, I dipped each almond in strawberry jam, and pressed them into the raw "finger" tip before baking... produced very gory results!  -  29 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)