Halloween Witches' Fingers

    35 minutes

    Needless to say, kids love the look of these biscuits and adults love the taste. Disgustingly perfect for a Halloween party.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (155g) icing sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 350g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 100g whole almonds
    • 1 tube red decorating icing

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating. Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Lightly grease baking trays.
    3. Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 large teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper. Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped biscuit. Press one almond into one end of each “finger” 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 biscuits on the baking trays.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until 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 so the icing oozes out around the tip of the biscuits.

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    Excellent! I split the recipe into 4, wrapping each in a tight cylinder in cling wrap to refrigerate. Then when it came time to roll, I'd cut a section to make 2 or 3 fingers. I also have a Thai member of the family who correctly pointed out that a little bit of chocolate powder and we can have fingers of colour. I dyed almond slivers red and black for nails. Amazing.  -  31 Oct 2011


    This recipe is fun to make with the grand children. We did a trial run. And will bake again for Halloween. thanks for the tip about chocolate and black slivered almonds, that added to the gore look.  -  21 Sep 2012