Frightful Finger Cookies
How to Make Frightful Finger Cookies
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Tint almonds with red food coloring.
- Beat butter and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and salt; beat until well blended. Add flour, 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in pecans. (Dough will be stiff.)
- Shape dough by tablespoonfuls into finger shapes about 3 inches long and 3/4 inch in diameter; place on prepared cookie sheets. Lightly score with knife across center and near top to resemble knuckles. Press tinted almond into top of each "finger" for "nail".
- Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
makes about 3 dozen cookies.