Welcome to Zoulah's "Bewitchen Kitchen."
Would you like to make some fun witch fingers? I have been making them for years. It wouldn't seem Halloween without making witch fingers some time during the season. I have a little neighbor friend who loves them. They whip up quickly and present well.
These were served on the Witchie Poo Tablescape.
Recipe for Witch Fingers
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Sugar for sprinkling on fingers
Fingers waiting to be baked.
In large bowl, combine butter, egg, and sugar and beat until well blended. Add almond extract, salt, and flour. Then add green coloring. Refrigerate dough for at least two hours. Form dough into fingers, with the bottom of the finger being slightly fatter than the top. They should be about 3-1/2 inches in length. See top finger on the picture below. Then pinch each finger to give the fingers joints (see second finger) and then pat it and mold it a bit to get it to look like a finger. Then add wrinkles on the joints with the back of a knife (see third finger below) and whole almonds to the tips. Sprinkle a little sugar on fingers. Put fingers in refrigerator for about 20 minutes to reduce cookies from spreading. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. If cookies have spread too much, when warm try to re-form. I like using this recipe, instead of a shortbread recipe, but they do tend to spread a bit.