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Severed Fingers

Severed Fingers For Halloween
A devilishly delicious treat for Halloween! Looks like the real thing!

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole almonds (peeled or unpeeled)
Raspberry jam

Directions:
Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, beating continually. Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Scoop about a teaspoon of dough a piece of waxed paper, using the waxed paper, roll the dough into a thin finger shape. You can get creative and add creases and finger joints.

Place finger on a greased cookie sheet. Repeat until the dough is gone. Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Remove the almonds and place a dollup of raspberry jam into the indentation left behind. Replace the almonds. Bake until the cookies turn slightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes. If desired, dip the base of each “finger” in raspberry jam before serving.

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1 comment

1 Barbara Martin E. { 03.25.13 at 9:08 pm }

Thanks to the Farmers’ Almanac Staff for some thoughtful Easter season ideas and recipes for homemade treats–easy enough for little hands to help on the peanut butter/chocolate Easter eggs. I like the fact that the ingredients list are short. I was delighted with those colorful photos, too.

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