Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween Witches Fingers



The funny thing about these "witches fingers" I've found is, because they look so unappetizing people aren't inclined to eat them but Halloween can't be all about fancy cupcakes! I like the fact they look so gross lol!

Again this is up there with the worst of the worst photos but I shall up my photography game, I've really got to be less lazy and actually use my camera instead of my phone.....lazybones!

 

Recipe for sugar cookies


Ingredients for vanilla sugar cookies

 


  • 200g caster sugar
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 300g unsalted butter, diced.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500-550g all-purpose flour, sifted.
  • Extra flour for kneading and rolling.

For decoration :

30-40 blanched almonds, cut into halves after the skin is removed
1 teaspoon dark cocoa powder + a little brush

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C.
  2. In a bowl or in the kitchen mixer with paddle attachment, mix the two types of sugar, vanilla and the egg.
  3. Add the flour and the butter and keep mixing just until the dough comes together.
  4. Knead the dough lightly by hand on your flour dusted kitchen counter and wrap it well in cling film and put it in a plastic bag. Chill the dough for 2 hours or if caught for time I have put in the freezer for 30mins.
  5. Take a small piece of cookie dough and roll it back and forth. You should make the finger long and thinly,think witch long and creepy. Pinch and form knuckles. Score with a sharp knife and transfer the fingers to the prepared baking sheet. Place a almond “nail” on the cookie fingers. Chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  6. Put your fingers in the oven for 12-15 mins until lightly browned. Transfer to cooling rack and leave cool completely. When cooled dust with a little cocoa powder and your cookies are ready!

Enjoy (or watch people make disgusted faces at them,either way they're great!)

Shirley x

4 comments:

  1. Oh My God! Cannot wait to make these. x

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    1. Do Rach, they're actually really nice, they just look icky :)

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  2. WOW !!! I've never seen anything like these be more.
    Great Halloween party treat :)
    Steve

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    1. Thanks Steve, Hope you had a nice Halloween :)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Shirley x