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October 31st is a day of ghosts, witches, goblins, and grotesque creatures. Why not lighten the mood and bake some delicious but terrifying wicked witch finger cookies this Halloween.
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt (1/2 teaspoon salt if using salted butter)
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
Green food colouring
1 tube red edible decorator gel or jam
In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extract; beat in flour, baking powder, green food colouring and salt. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
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 the witch finger knuckle.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets or parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until slightly 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.
This makes about 28 cookies depending on what width and length you decide to make the fingers. If you would rather do human fingers follow the same recipe and leave out the food colouring, both are equally creepy.
Please don’t forget that if you decide to make any of these horrifying recipes or any of your own whilst staying at one of our parks please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line – Halloween Treats. We would love to see and share your masterpieces!