These are fun to make and yummy. I’ve seen some people put red jam on the ends to make they really look severed and nasty but these are a little less messy and still yummy.
|1 cup butter|
|1 cup confectioner’s sugar + 4 Tbsn granulated sugar|
|2 eggs (one separated)|
|2 tspn vanilla extract|
|2 3/4 cups all purpose flour|
|1 tspn baking powder|
|1 tspn salt|
|red food coloring|
Soak the almond sliced in red food coloring for a bit. And preheat oven to 325
Combine flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. Mix butter and sugar in a mixer. Seperate one egg and reserve the whites. Combine yolk plus 2nd egg with vanilla, beat and add to your mix. Gradually add in your dry ingredients. Divide into 4 and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Form the dough into fingers (use one piece at a time, leaving the rest in the fridge) -about finger size. make sure to leave a lumpy knuckle in the middle and score with a knife to complete the effect. place on cookie sheet (greased or silicone) and continue until all dough is used.
Brush the finger tips with egg-white wash and embed a (now red) sliver of almond in each. It’s ok if this is messy as it adds to the effect.
Bake until golden brown. 15-20 minutes