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
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.
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.