Witch fingers, a horrifying sweet for Halloween. Are you getting in to the Halloween spirit?
Preheat oven to 170º C and grease a baking tray with a bit of butter.
Combine the butter with the sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the egg, the vanilla extract and beat together.
Gradually add the flour, baking powder and salt, continually beating until well combined. Then cover with film and refrigerate for 20’-30’.
Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Take 1 Tbsp of dough to shape each finger. Put it onto a piece of parchment paper and use it to roll it into a thin finger.
Add an almond to the tip for the fingernail and press down a bit to secure it. Squeeze the cookie to form knuckles near the tip and on the centre of each one. Then use a knife or a skewer to make some creases. Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking tray leaving about two centimetres between them.
Bake at 170º C for about 15’-20’ or until slightly golden. Let the cookies cool.
Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; add a small amount of jam into the cavity and replace the almond, press slightly to make the jam ooze out of the tip.