How to make it

  • In a medium bowl, sift the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium, beat the butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, egg and almond extract. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until a soft dough forms.
  • Tint the dough, using a few drops of food coloring. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill until just firm, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. For each cookie, using lightly floured hands, roll tablespoonfuls of the dough into finger shapes. Using a knife, mark knuckle lines across the center of each finger. Lightly flatten the end of each finger. Press sliced almonds on flattened areas for fingernails.
  • Place finger shapes on ungreased baking sheets. Bake cookies until they are firm and bottoms begin to turn golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.

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    " It was excellent "
    itsjustjuwah ate it and said...
    cool... in a creepy kinda way...
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I love that you used a green coloring to these! What a great recipe for Halloween!
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  • ttaaccoo 5 years ago
    I actually made these today, and they are life-like and gruesome, but a good cookie! I still have quite a bit of dough left. So far, 11 digits. I was worried about over handling them = tough cookie. nope. Now I'm going to look for brianna's witch's fingers!!

    will send these to my son, 35 yrs old. I don't want to send to a house with little kids!!(their sicko gramma)
    thanks MM for a cool recipe!!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    These are wonderful. They'll go great with my Witch's Fingers. '5'
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    " It was excellent "
    greentreefrogs ate it and said...
    Oh I've got to try this. "FIVE FORKS"
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  • ttaaccoo 5 years ago
    OooooooooI'd like to send these to my grandkids. How many does the recipe make?

    (personally, I don't know when you sleep. It seems you have a non-stop encyclopedia of recipes!!) I am glad you are my Friend!!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Oooooooooooo...I'm scared!! LOL
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    " It was excellent "
    dmajor ate it and said...
    I have made these before many times but Katrina took away my recipe! Thanks for posting it for me! These were always a hit at my Halloween parties! HIGH 5! Deb
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