Spooky witches' fingers
Kids will delight in these biscuits - perfect for a Halloween party!
Price: Bon marché
preps: 30 minutes
cooking: 25 minutes
temperature: 160 Celcius
Step - 1 | Before you start
1 - Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Lightly grease baking trays.
Step - 2 | Making the dough
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 - 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.
3 - 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 shape
4 - Bake in the preheated oven until the biscuits are slightly golden in colour, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove
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.