Cooking is Cheaper than Therapy: Witch Finger Cookies
They really do taste delicious, like little "finger size" short bread cookies.
These little morsels have been a standard at many of our Witches Tea Party. There are plenty of recipes for Witches Finger Cookies, but I've noticed that many of the food site photos are "perfect" fingers. I happen to think the gnarlier the better. As an example, if one of the almond "nails" falls off during baking, it makes the finger look scarier. The witch lost her fingernail in the cauldron of food! Think opposite of the pretty food at an English High Tea. Think creepy!
My recommendations after making hundreds of these little witchy fingers: It's easy to make the dough the night before baking. Just keep it well covered or wrapped so it won't dry out. Work in small batches to keep the dough chilled. Also, make them smaller than your actual finger or else they will look like big fat witchy toes. But then again, a plate of witchy toes would be quite tasty...
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract (optional - of you don't have it, no worries)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sliced blanched almonds
In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, and extracts. Beat in dry ingredients. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
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