I hope that you agree that these witches fingers biscuits look quite repulsive but they do taste very good. The melted chocolate under the nails give the impression of dirt.
I made these at Christmas time but added some green food colouring to the dough turning them into Grinch's fingers.
100g Caster Sugar
200g Plain Flour
Few drops Vanilla Essence
Whole Blanched Almonds (one per biscuit)
- Preheat over to 180C,
- Mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla essence and flour into a firm dough.
- Shape into 'fingers' marking with fine lines across the middle to look like knuckles, and flatten slightly at the top end to look like a finger nail. Press in a blanched almond into each finger.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden then remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Melt the chocolate, remove the almond from the finger and paint over the fingernail area with the melted chocolate and immediately replace the almond nail.