Friday, October 28, 2011

Severed Finger Cookies

Oh my! Not only do these taste super yummy but they look so cooooooll!! Real like!!

Here's what you'll need...

1 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup powdered/icing sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
21/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 350
In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla, then mix in the flour, baking powder. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refridgerate for 30 minutes. (I didn't do this step) Time is of essence now and then! lol

Okay now the messy and fun part! Using your hands, roll a tbsp. of dough into a finger shape. Place the fingers about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Stick a sliced almond on 1 end of each for the fingernails. Use a table knife to make three crosswise knuckle marks in the middle of each cookie. Bake until lightly golden, 20-25 mins.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan cook the jam over low heat until it reaches saucy consistency. Remove from heat and pour into a small bowl; dip the "severed finger" end of each cookie into the sauce.

Makes... lots!
Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

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