Pre-heat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced)
Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 egg
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cup plain flour
1 tsp salt
small packet whole blanched almonds
1 tube red decorator gel
Method 
In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, and extracts. Then add flour and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes to firm up.
Work with half the dough at a time and roll heaped teaspoonfuls of dough into a finger shape for each cookie. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape. Using a sharp knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle. Press almond firmly into 1 end for nail.
Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Remove almond, squirt in some red food gel, then replace almond.
Halloween witches finger cookies from pinkpostitnote.com
Witches Finger Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • small packet whole blanched almonds
  • 1 tube red decorator gel

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced)
  2. In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, and extracts. Then add flour and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes to firm up.
  3. Work with half the dough at a time and roll heaped teaspoonfuls of dough into a finger shape for each cookie. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape. Using a sharp knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.Press almond firmly into 1 end for nail.
  4. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Remove almond, squirt in some red food gel, then replace almond.
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