Witches' Fingers

Makes about 24 biscuits

Preparation: 15 mins

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Witches' Fingers

This is the perfect blood-free, vegan, and very ghoulish snack for Halloween, or just fun to freak your friends out any time of the year! Yummy too.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dairy-free margarine (try Nuttelex)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • egg replacer for 1 egg (try Orgran 'No-Egg')
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
  • 1 tube of red (vegan) decorating gel

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg replacer/water mix, almond extract and vanilla
  2. Beat in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Refrigerate covered for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 170C.
  5. Take one quarter of dough at a time from the refrigerator. Break off one heaping teaspoonful and roll it into a finger shape. Make your fingers thin -- they will plump up and sink down as they bake.
  6. Press an almond firmly into one end for a nail.
  7. Squeeze in around the middle of the finger to create a knuckle shape.
  8. Make a small indentation into the end of the finger where it would've been severed from the hand.
  9. Using a butter knife, make indents in several places to resemble a finger. Repeat with rest of dough.
  10. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes (or until a golden brown on the bottom).
  11. Let cool three minutes.
  12. Gently lift up the almond; squeeze red decorating gel onto the nailbed and press the almond back in place, so that the gel oozes out from underneath.
  13. Add in red gel at the stump end of the fingertip, to make it look like a bloody stump.
  14. Remove the biscuits from baking sheets and let them cool on wire racks.

Modified recipe originally sourced from: yeahthatveganshit.blogspot.com/2006_10_01_archive.html

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