1 C. Butter
1 C. Confectioners Icing Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
2 3/4 C. Flour ( a Tablespoon or more at higher elevations)
Several tubes of clear red icing gel
Whole Baking almonds with skin on
Cream butter and sugar
Mix in egg
Combine baking powder, salt and flour and add about 1 cup at a time to butter mixture until everything is combined.
Chill dough in fridge for about 1 hour
Shape into witches fingers
Place almond as finger nail on each cookie
Bake at 325* for 20 minutes
Keep dough in fridge between shaping/baking times so it doesn't get too soft
When cookies cool, remove almond nails one at a time, place red gel under nail and refasten.
Pairs Well With
This is a traditional Halloween cookie my Mom makes every October. These spooky shortbread cookies are not only great looking, but great tasting too.