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Witch's Fingers

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Icing sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Whole blanched almonds 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Decorating gels 19 Gram (1 Tube, Red Colored)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Take a bowl, combine butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla and nicely whisk all of them.
2) Now add flour,baking powder and salt to the mixture, fold and beat well.
3) Preheat the oven to the desired temperature as per the recipe.

MAKING
4) Using one-quarter of the dough at a time,start by rolling a heaping teaspoon(of say,5 ml into shape of a finger.Refrigerate the remaining dough.
5) Towards one end,press one almond firmly to give the appearance of a long fingernail and similarly press in the middle to create a knuckle like impression.
6) Now with the help of a paring knife,make slashes or cuts into the dough to define a better finger-like appearance.
7) Bake on lightly greased baking sheets in 325°F (160°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until pale golden and allow to cool for 3 minutes.

FINALISING
8) Now remove the almond,apply some red decorator gel on top of the nail bed and set it back in its place,some gel should ooze out from underneath.
9) Remove from the baking sheets and allow to cool on racks.

SERVING
10) After cooling,they are ready to be served as perfect party snacks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Halloween
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Butter
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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