Old Hag's Fingers


Para versão Portuguesa clique aqui: “Dedos de Bruxa Velha”

To make the fingers you will need: 
Slivered almonds
Food colouring in different colours
Some jam or jelly

For the cookie dough:
½ cup/100g butter
½ cup/110g sugar
2 cups/300g flour
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla


With a small brush paint the almonds with food colouring and set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 180º.
Cream butter with sugar and vanilla. Add egg and mix well. Fold in flour and mix. The dough should be firm and easy to mold. Take pieces of dough and shape into fingers. Place a piece of painted almond on the tip for the nail. With a knife make a few dents to imitate the knuckles. With the help of a toothpick, dot some jam/jelly around the almond to give the fingernail a messy look. Bake for 15 minutes until golden coloured.


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