Halloween finger food snacks

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Serves: 30

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Ingredients

  • 125g icing sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 225g butter, softened

  • 1 tsp almond extract

  • 350g plain flour

  • 1 egg

  • 100g whole almonds

  • 1 bottle red decorating icing

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160OC. Lightly grease baking trays
  2. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder and salt, continually beating
  3. Chill in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes
  4. Scoop one heaped teaspoon of the mixture at a time onto a piece of greaseproof paper. Use the paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped biscuit.
  5. Press one almond into one end of each biscuit to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Squeeze biscuit near the tip and again near the centre of each to give the impression of knuckles.
  6. Arrange the shaped biscuits on the baking trays. Bake in the preheated oven until the biscuits are slightly golden in colour, 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Remove the almond from the end of each biscuit, squeeze a small amount of red icing into the cavity, replace the almond to cause the icing to ooze out around the tip of the biscuit.

Handy Hint

You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife when shaping and adding the almonds to help give a more finger-like appearance.

Additional Information

  • Vegetarian

  • Snack

  • Halloween

  • Budget

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids party

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  • crawp 09/10/14 18:28

    can't wait to make these!

  • KnackeredOfLeeds 07/10/11 11:25

    Brilliant addition to a Halloween party. When you label the crunchy bone fingers add (peanut butter) in large letters just in case of allergies