These frightful cookies are sure to please on Halloween! After cooling, add red icing or red-tinted white chocolate to the end of the cookie and under the nail.



Original recipe yields 50 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Beat butter and sugar together using an electric mixer until fluffy. Blend in vanilla extract and salt. Mix in flour and ground pecans. Shape about 1 tablespoon of dough into a finger, about 3 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. Repeat with remaining dough to form about 50 fingers total.

  • Place fingers 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet; they will expand a little while baking. Stick an almond 'nail' onto the end of each finger. Lightly score some 'knuckles' into the centers using a knife.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set and very lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let cool.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute almond extract for the vanilla if you prefer.

Ground almonds can be substituted for the pecans.

Nutrition Facts

74 calories; 5.5 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 24 mg sodium. 5.6 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


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