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Witches Finger Cookies

Witches Finger Cookies

1c                sugar

2/3c           butter (softened)

2tsp           baking powder

1/4tsp        salt

2                 eggs

1/2tsp        vanilla

2c or 3c     flour                                                        (you'll understand when you read the recipe)

12               almond slices (or pumpkin seeds) 

* cinnamon powder for brushing on the knuckles.

Optional bones:

24 mini white marshmallows

Optional blood:

red icing ( 1/4 cup icing sugar and a bit of butter) or red jam to hold the marshmallow "bones"

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Put sugar and butter in a mixing bowl and mix it with a wooden spoon until it is smooth and creamy.

Now add the eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder, and mix really well.

To your wet mixture add a cup or so of flour, and mix.

If the dough is sticky, keep adding flour a 1/2 cup at a time until it is not sticky, and you can roll it in your hands easily.

Put some flour on your counter top and put a piece of parchment paper on your cookie sheet.

Take a heaping teaspoon of dough and roll it in your hands to make a small "snake".

  Make a dent for the knuckle.

Make a dent for the knuckle.

  Make a smaller dent for the nail bed.

Make a smaller dent for the nail bed.

  Using a butter knife make a few lines above the nail bed and below the knuckle.

Using a butter knife make a few lines above the nail bed and below the knuckle.

  Insert an almond sliver into the nail bed.

Insert an almond sliver into the nail bed.

*Remember these swell up a lot so make sure its about half the size you want the finished cookie to be.

Bake 375degrees for 10-12 minutes (don't burn them)

Let cool and brush some cinnamon on the knuckles. 

You can also use a dot of red icing on the back of the finger to glue on a marshmallow bone if you'd like. 

If you want them to look extra creepy dust a little cinnamon on them and dust it off with a clean small paint brush.

 

 

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