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

Nicolas

30 servings

Category: Deserts

Origin: UK

Difficulty: Normal

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

Almond Essence

1 tsp Almond Essence

Almond Powder

1 tbsp Almond Powder

Baking Powder

1 tsp Baking Powder

Butter

225 gram Butter

Eggs

1 whole Eggs

Flour

350 gram Flour

Salt

1 tsp Salt

Vanilla Essence

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

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.

Step - 3 | After rest time

Icing Sugar

125 gram Icing Sugar