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

<ol> <li>Preheat oven to 160OC. Lightly grease baking trays</li> <li>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</li> <li>Chill in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>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.</p>

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