Spooky witches' fingers

    55 min

    Kids will delight in these biscuits - perfect for a Halloween party!

    1053 people made this

    Serves: 30 

    • 225g (8 oz) butter, softened
    • 125g (4 1/2 oz) icing sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 350g (12 oz) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 100g (4 oz) whole almonds
    • 1 tube red decorating icing

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. 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; chill for 20 to 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Lightly grease baking trays.
    3. Remove dough from fridge in small amounts. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of greaseproof paper. Use the paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped biscuit. 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. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped biscuits on the baking trays.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the biscuits are slightly golden in colour, 20 to 25 minutes.
    5. 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.


    Spooky witches' fingers
    Spooky witches' fingers

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    Made it more kid friendly. i would just use my finger tip pressed into the end of the biscuit finger to make an indentation and then fill with icing in case any kids have an allergy to nuts or to prevent choking in smaller children.  -  22 Oct 2008


    Something else. We added green food colouring to the dough and when I took them out of the oven I added a single chocolate button for a wart.  -  07 Aug 2008


    I made these for our halloween party and everyone loved them, especially the children. I only had flaked almonds and so I used one of these and just dabbed a little red food colour on top when cooked. They looked great and tasted great. It was a very good biscuit recipe and I am going to try making them in a round shape with chocolate chips in next.  -  08 Nov 2011