For my first post, I have decided to post something freaky in celebration of Halloween.
Halloween is just around the corner and this year my friend has asked me to make some Halloween treat for a small celebration in her office. Honestly, I have never made any Halloween treat before but I’m always up for a challenge! And these severed fingers screams Halloween!!
I used about 3/4 tbsp of dough per finger so I manage to make about 52 fingers. For the nails, I’ve used almond slices. Then finished off with some raspberry jam for a bloodied look.
These fingers are not difficult to make but a bit time consuming when it comes to shaping the fingers. This is the perfect time to get your kids involved. It’s a fun family activity.
Your guests would be impressed with these bloodied finger cookies. A perfect Halloween treat for the spookiest day of the year.
- Softened Butter : 250g
- Icing Sugar : 125g
- Egg : 1
- Vanilla Extract : 1 tsp
- Plain Flour : 324g
- Baking Powder : 1 tsp
- Salt : 1/4 tsp
- Almond Slices : Enough for 56 fingers
- Raspberry Jam : 100g or enough for 56 fingers (note 1)
- Preheat the oven at 168C.
- Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Beat in flour, baking powder, and salt until it forms a dough.
- Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate at least 40 mins.
- Take 3/4 tbsp of the dough and roll it into a small sausage. Shape the fingers slightly to form knuckles.
- Place the shaped dough onto a lined baking tray a few centimeters apart. Place an almond slice at the end of the fingers for nails.
- Use the back of a butter knife and score lines around knuckles.
- Bake in oven for about 10-12 mins until lightly browned.
- Once cool, smear the jam over the fingers with a spoon (or with a decorating brush).
- I put the jam into the microwave just to loosen it up. You can add water but I find it thin up the jam.
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?