The monster fingers cookie recipe will be enjoyed by older children and adults. These butter based cookies can be made to look just like scary monster fingers!
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 tube red decorator gel
green and blue food coloring
Step 1: Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer.
Step 4: Beat in egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Food coloring can be added at this time if trying to achieve a zombie or witch skin color
Step 5: Gradually mix in flour mixture until combined.
Step 6: Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 7: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Step 8: Working with a small amount of dough at a time, leave remainder in refrigerator until needed. Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Squeezing cookie slightly in middle will create a knuckle.
Step 9: Place almond firmly into one end to form finger nail. Using a paring knife, make slashes on each knuckle.
Step 10: Place on prepared cookie sheets and bake at 325 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes or until beginning to brown lightly.
Step 11: Let cool for 3 minutes and the transfer to cooling surface.
Step 12: If desired use red gel around finger nail and to form cuts.
The monster fingers cookie recipe makes about 60 monster fingers.Tags: Monster Fingers Cookie