Thursday, October 31, 2013

Witches Finger Cookies

Witches Finger Cookies
Preheat oven to 325 degrees  
Approx. 30 cookies

1/2 cup soften butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt
¼ tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup whole almonds

Egg white wash

In a stand mixer, mix the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.  Slowly add flour mixture to cream butter mixture.  Mix just until combined.  Do not over mix you do not want a tough cookie.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in fridge. 

Line pan with parchment.  Take dough out of fridge.  Take a walnut size piece of dough.  Roll dough on a smooth surface into a finger length cookie.  Dip one side of almond into egg wash and press an almond into tip to form a nail.  To form knuckles, gently squeeze cookie near the tip and at center of each to give the imprint of knuckles. Using a paring knife, cut into the dough at joint areas of knuckle to give the look of fingers.  Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake in the preheated oven and bake the cookies until golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.

To really have some fun, use cocoa powder, dust with clean artist brush and give the appearance of dirty fingers.  Also use red candy coated, melted and brush on for a bloody mess.  Enjoy!

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