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Frightening Fingers

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  About 5 Dozen Cookies
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
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
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DIRECTIONS
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.


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Recipe reprinted by permission of Reiman Publications, LLC. © 2002. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Rating: 4
by: brenda, TX Reviewed: 10/20/2008
Tricks for this treat
Macabre and artistic! Plus: They taste good. After making these several times, I've discovered some little "tricks": Use an almond half (rather than a knife) to imprint the nail 'bed' before cooking so that the almond fingernail will adhere better in the red decorating gel. Also, a drop or two of green food coloring gives the cookies a lovely ghoulish tint. Happy Halloween!
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