10.20.2010

bake: halloween goodies! aka bloody finger cookies...



All I can say is that it is almost Halloween y'all.  These cookies kind of horrify me and fascinate me at once.  But as I am not the squeamish type (I don't think), I would love to freak out my upcoming party guests with these gory sweets.  Thanks to Hilary for this craaazy recipe for Bake. 


Are you going to a Halloween party and want to really WOW the guests with a gory dessert? This is the one for you. These bloody finger cookies always elicit a “gross!” response but the party-goers can’t stop eating them!

A cross between a butter and sugar cookie (and really, how can that be bad?), these scary treats are easy to make and are super creepy looking. When you’re shaping the fingers, keep in mind that the cookies will spread so make sure they’re not too fat.

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Almond slices
Red decorating gel or frosting

See more of the recipe after the jump.  P.S. you don't want to miss the pics!

Preparation
Preheat oven to 325° F.  Combine dry ingredients. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla, beat in dry ingredients. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Working with one-quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoons full of dough for each cookie.
Since shaping the fingers can get a little tricky, here are step by step directions with photos.
Squeeze dough at three places to create knuckle shapes.
Use a paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckles.
Press an almond firmly into one end for nail.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool.
At this point, you can make the nail bed or bottom of the finger (or both) bloody.
·        To bloody the nail bed, lift up the almond, squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed, and press almond back in place so gel oozes out from underneath.
·        To bloody the finger, dilute red frosting with water then dip the bottom of the finger in the frosting.
You can also dribble blood on the fingers to add more gore.
Yields 3-4 dozen.


Thanks to Nosh with Me for another great Bake!  
{Images: Nosh with Me}

8 comments:

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

OMG!! ahaha Very creative, but those freak me out!! The fingernails are creepy!!!

Ana Degenaar said...

OH MY! HOW DELICIOUSLY-SCARY ARE THOSE!? I love this recipe and I'm going to have to make these soon. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
xo

carrie said...

YUCKS!!!!!! Gloriously horrifying... I love it!

freesia said...

Wow!!!! those are amazing!!!!!!

Kristen said...

oh my word, those look just plain creepy! i don't think i could eat them!!

the white barn said...

these cookies are fantastic! i would never make them nor would i eat them but i love them! they look like a lot of fun to make.

I'm Danielle said...

Those are some seriously creepy cookies!!!!

julia wheeler said...

omg these are so creepy/hilarious! i love it!

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