Over the weekend we worked on our hallowed eve food. Phenny and Nellie, our co-sponsors from Easy Blog, were way ahead of us and got their concoction ready early….we loved the whole family’s efforts.
The boys, they are busy destroying the recipe so no one can steal it from them.
We had several duties to perform to get the ingredients the way we wanted them. One of my jobs was to gather up all the warts I could find and place them in a dish. Gross!!
All other ingredients are sitting on the island.
After dad rolled the dough, I scratched out the wrinkles in the witches fingy. This was too much fun and Shoko had to slap my paws to get me to quit shredding the fingers cause the warts were coming off.
I found some eyeballs hanging around not being used so added them, giving the fingers a quality of all seeing…..even when they melted. Ya, I know I should have put them on the finger AFTER they were out of the oven. Now they look spooky….mol
We are also joining Sandee at Comedy Plus blog…..drop by and see some furry blogs.
1 cup unsalted butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon salt, if using salted butter
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
green food coloring few drops
1 tube red decorator gel<
1/2 C of Craisins
In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extract; beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Add a few drops of green food coloring until it reaches your desired green. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. We refrigerated the dough in plastic wrap.
Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into one end for the nail. Squeeze in center to create knuckle shape; using a paring knife or toothpick, make several places to form knuckle.
Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes.
Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back into place, so gel oozes out from underneath. Let cool. Makes about 28 large cigar size cookies. If you only use 1 teaspoon of dough, you will get about 4 dozen cookies.
The shortbread for the fingers is easy to make as just shortbread…..no great fuss. The dough does not toughen up if one kneads it many times.
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