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Bloody Witch Finger Cookies

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Rating: 5/5
3 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   24

recipe id: 29729
Bloody Witch Finger Cookies Recipe
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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
1 tube red decorating gel
green food coloring


In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat in the flour, baking powder and salt. Add green food coloring to dough, a few drops at a time, until you achieve a nice witchy green color. Divide the dough into four equal parts, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Take one quarter of dough at a time from the refrigerator. Break off one heaping teaspoonful and roll it into a finger shape, enclosing a stripe of the red decorating gel within (later, when someone takes a bite, the gel will ooze out like blood! ooh, scary!). Press an almond firmly into one end for a nail. Squeeze in around the middle of the finger to create a knuckle shape. Using a butter knife, make indents in several places to resemble a finger. Repeat with rest of dough.

Place cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool three minutes. Gently lift up the almond; squeeze red decorating gel onto the nailbed and press the almond back in place, so gel oozes out from underneath. Remove cookies from baking sheets and let them cool on wire racks.

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170 calories, 10 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein per serving.
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Apr 6, 2002

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
These turned out perfect for Halloween! Everyone loved them :)

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Mar 29, 2002

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I used the suggestion of adding a pretzel stick in the middle and these were a huge hit!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
These are awesome cookies. If you put a pretzel stick in the middle its like they are biting into a bone. My kids love them.

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