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Witches Fingers

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 20 Minutes


1 C. Butter
1 C. Confectioners Icing Sugar
1 Egg
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

Preheat oven to 325*

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

Once chilled, shape dough into witches fingers and place on baking sheet

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.

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