Monday, October 31, 2005

Finger Food


Happy Happy Happy Halloween!

This is my absolute favorite time of year... here in Alabama the weather is nice. It is cool in the mornings and warms up to around 65-70 during the day and back to cool (almost cold) each night. Our leaves are beginning to turn and the holidays on the way!! But I have to say that I am a kid at heart and I love to dress up (still) for Halloween. We all had to dress up today where I work and everyone looked fabulous. There were several 50's girls, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, a scarecrow, Winnie the Poo, a cute little cat, The Tooth Fairy (which is hilarious since we work in an orthodontics office), our doctor was a zombie goule and I was the Wicked Witch of the West ( a witch with a western flair)....We all had a great time.

I stumbled across this recipe for these really cool finger cookies on epicurious.com. The recipe is really super easy and they look so hilarious. I made these on Saturday night when we went to a friends house to watch Shaun of the Dead ( one of the funniest movies I have seen in a while...) and they went over so well that I decided to make them to set on the reception desk at our office today. The set up looked really cute.... And suprisingly they taste really good. Most "novelty" cookies have that fake vanilla taste, but these have a sweet little butter/vanilla flavor that is so nice and simple. The dough is so easy to mix up and double as needed and would also freeze well......When you mix this up, don't be alarmed if the dough feels too dry... it will soften up with the warmth of you hands....


Cookie Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sliced almonds

2 tablepoons Icing Glue (see below)


Icing Glue Ingredients

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon water


1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
2. Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla extract and mix well.
3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and beat until completely mixed.
4. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
6. With your hands, roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a finger shape for each cookie. If the dough gets sticky and hard to work with, put it back in the refrigerator for a little while. Place fingers on an ungreased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.
7. Use a butter knife to make knuckle marks on the finger cookies. Slightly flatten the front of the finger to create a nail.
8. Bake 20-25 minutes, until fingers are slightly golden. Remove from the oven and let cool. Meanwhile, prepare the Icing Glue. Mix together powdered sugar and water in a small bowl until the consistency is similar to that of a paste.
9. Attach almond slice fingernails to the tips of the fingers with Icing Glue. Let glue dry for about 30 minutes.

Makes about 50 fingers.

Comments on "Finger Food"

 

Blogger Alicat said ... (November 01, 2005 7:13 AM) : 

How cool! I love the big knuckles on those!!! :D

 

Blogger doggerham said ... (November 01, 2005 8:57 AM) : 

OMG those are disgusting! How did you paint the nails?

Amy

 

Blogger Chan said ... (November 01, 2005 4:36 PM) : 

:) they are so gross looking! but they taste pretty good!! i painted the fingernails with red food coloring and a q-tip. i added in a little bit of green food coloring to the glue and let it oooze out from under the nail to make it look like a nail fungus....

 

Blogger Alicat said ... (November 01, 2005 10:01 PM) : 

hahaha..i was wondering what that green stuff was. :D

 

Blogger Kristi said ... (November 03, 2005 5:39 AM) : 

OMG- those are seriously creepy, but perfect for Halloween. Yikes!

 

Blogger Mona said ... (November 03, 2005 10:37 AM) : 

those are sooo great! i can't believe i'm only finding them now! what a bummer..for some reason my links on the side are working, but when i click on them, i was only seeing old old posts, then i clicked refresh and realized all my friends had been updating but i had no idea. have you ever had this problem before?
i'm the same way about this time of year, from halloween on i'm the happiest kid in town!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (November 04, 2005 6:33 AM) : 

Hay - how come you don't hang out over at the CL boards anymore?

 

Blogger Chan said ... (November 06, 2005 5:57 AM) : 

Hay! Honestly the reason I am never on the CL boards anymore is because this job I have now does NOT allow for time to "chat". At my old job I had more time in the day to surf the web and chat with you guys..... but I just dont have the time anymore. I barely have time to keep up with this! But that will all change soon because I am about to become a full time domestic engineer and child care provider. I will see you all on the boards soon!!
Cheers!
Chan

 

Anonymous LisaSD said ... (November 07, 2005 11:18 AM) : 

Shaun of the Dead is hilarious! I needed subtitles, though!

Love the creepy fingers!

 

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Anonymous How Much Water Should You Drink a Day said ... (April 12, 2012 11:29 AM) : 

So simple yet so tasty. Thank you for sharing, these were awesome.

 

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