Thursday, October 29, 2009

Want to Really Scare Your Trick-or-Treaters?

If gory-looking things upset you, look no further...

These spooky finger cookies were made by Jamilyn at Living it at Home. Jamilyn bakes them for her daughter's friends and they hesitate to eat them. But, she says they are quite yummy. Take one if you dare!!

Scary Finger Cookie Recipe

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 2/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup almonds, whole blanched (not sure what blanched means, I just bought "slivered" almonds for the nails)
1 tube red decorator gel
Preheat oven to 325

Cream the butter with powdered sugar. Mix in egg, and extracts until creamy. Sift and add the dry ingredients. Blend to make a soft dough. Wrap and refrigerate dough until it is easy to work with (about 15-20 minutes). Roll into a finger shape about 3" long and 1/2" thick (They will rise when baked so make them smaller than you'd like the finished finger to be). Place finger on lined cookie sheet. Using a butter knife, lightly press a flat nail bed shape at the end of the finger and cut 3 lines in the middle of the finger to form knuckles. Press lightly above and below knuckle to make finger more realistic (give it shape). Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 3-5 minutes. Put a bit of red gel in the nail bed and press the almond fingernails into the end of the finger.

*Arrange fingers on a nice platter, add some spiders to crawl over fingers.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

photo & recipe from Living it at Home

6 comments:

*The Beautiful Life* said...

ICK!!!! But boy if you need a Halloween treat, this one is IT! :)

Wow, those fingers look real!!

Thanks for the idea!!

Ruth

Fifi Flowers said...

We make those cookies every Halloween... kids and adults LOVE them and they taste good too!!! Better get shopping for ingredients! Thanks for reminding moi!

Living It At Home said...

Hi Lynn~ I was so happy that you decided to feature my Severed Finger Recipe. Your post looks fantastic. I hope your readers and followers enjoy it and decide to make them. Have fun!

Happy Halloween~ Jamilyn

Bonjour Madame said...

I don't think I could eat one of these, they are too real!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

eek! Those ARE scary!!:)

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

My 5 year old son is screaming now... "what? cookies with blood on them"???

Yuck,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal