Witchy-Poo Fingers

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 60 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter sugar, egg and extracts together.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat dry ingredients into butter mixture, then cover bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F; have cookie sheets, lined with parchment paper, ready.
  • Remove only 1/4 of the dough from refrigerator (leave rest refrigerated to stay cold); measure out heaping teaspoonfuls and shape into fingers.
  • Press an almond firmly into the end of each"finger" to make the fingernail.
  • Below the almond and at the opposite end of the finger, press in dough to create knuckle halfway down; using the back of a table knife, make indents into the knuckle (look at your own fingers to get an idea of what this should look like).
  • If you want really big ugly fingers with two gnarled knuckles, use about a tbsp of dough per cookie.
  • Place on paper-lined cookie sheets and bake in preheated oven until a pale golden colour--about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • After first sheet goes into the oven, remove more dough from the fridge to make more fingers.
  • When cookies are done, remove from oven and let cool for three minutes.
  • Carefully lift up almond from each finger and squeeze some red decorating gel onto nail bed, then press almond back into place; the red gel will creepily ooze out.
  • Transfer to a rack and let cool completely.
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