How about a tasty treat for those staying at home on October 31st. They'll needed added energy to open the door for all those ghosts and goblins on Halloween.
These Wicked Witchy Finger cookies are so fast and easy to make. And, you can get as creative as you want with the decorations.
I've kept my scary tendencies to a minimum and opted for bloodied fingernails (aka blanched almonds with red food gel). Okay, I did add a few drops of "blood" elsewhere, too.
The result is a cookie that's just sugary enough to sweeten up those witches that may be lurking in your front hall. And, as with any creative baked good, the shape is up to you!
Here's what you need:
1 3/4 c. spelt flour 1/2 butter, melted
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed 1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg enough blanched almonds to ensure all fingers have nails
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring small tube of red decorating gel
1 tsp. baking soda
Here's what you do:
Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer, thoroughly blend the brown sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla flavoring in one small mixing bowl.
In a larger mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda together.
Add the butter mixture to the flour one, stirring until the texture is pliable and easily shaped into fingers.
Place your creations on the baking sheet, add the blanched almonds and bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on how thick the fingers are.
When done, remove and place on a rack to cool. Then paint the almond nails with the red gel.
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