These scary Halloween Witch Finger Biscuits are perfect for adding a touch of fun to any Halloween party. They look gruesome and taste great… what more could you want for a Halloween treat?!

This recipe makes 16 Halloween witch finger biscuits and here is how to make them:

Ingredients

50g Zeina Almonds

225g Butter, Softened

115g, Icing Sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp Almond Extract

1tsp Vanilla Extract

350g Plain Flour

¾ tsp Salt

50g Strawberry Jam

 

Equipment

Small Saucepan

Colander

Paper Towels

Large Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Cling Film

Baking Tray

Greaseproof Paper

 

Method

  1. First you will need to blanch the almonds to remove the skin. To do this, bring a small saucepan of water to boil. Add the almonds and boil for exactly one minute.Zeina Nuts Almonds in saucepan
  2. Drain the almonds immediately using the colander and rinse with cold water. You will notice that the skins have gone a bit wrinkly.Zeina Nuts Almonds
  3. Pour out on to the paper towels and blot dry.Zeina Nuts Almonds
  4. Gently squeeze the almonds and the almonds will loosen from the skin. Place to the side ready to decorate with later on.Zeina Nuts Almonds
  5. Next, in a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Mix for Scary witch finger biscuits
  6. Add in the egg, almond extract and vanilla extract and mix together.Mix for Scary witch finger biscuits
  7. Add the flour and salt and mix until fully combined.Mix for Scary witch finger biscuits
  8. The dough then needs covering with cling film and placing in the fridge for roughly 40 minutes.Dough for Scary witch finger biscuits
  9. Take the dough out of the fridge and start to form your witches fingers! Divide the ball into 16 balls. Roll each ball out into a finger shape, they need to be roughly 10 cm long and 2 cm wide. Place onto your baking tray covered with greaseproof paper. Form the knuckles by squeezing in the sides and then create creases using a knife.Scary witch finger biscuits
  10. At one end press your finger in slightly to make a small hole, put in a small dollop of strawberry jam and stick on a blanched almond for the fingernail.Scary witch finger biscuits
  11. Put your fingers on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper and bake at 165C for 20 minutes or until slightly golden.

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Happy Halloween!

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