From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Oct 28 18:46:00 2021
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Title: Severed Finger Cookies
Yield: 16 servings
2 tb Red food coloring
16 Whole almond halves
2 lg Eggs; divided
1/2 c Butter; room temp
1/2 c Powdered sugar
5 tb White sugar
1/4 ts Almond extract
1/4 ts Vanilla extract
1 3/4 c A-P flour
1 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Salt
1/4 c Cherry pie filling
Set oven @ 325ºF/165ºC. Lightly grease baking sheets.
Place red food coloring in a bowl. Add almond halves and
let sit until almonds are a deep red color.
Separate one egg. Set egg white aside. Beat butter,
sugars, egg (and additional yolk), almond extract and
vanilla extract in a bowl with a handheld mixer. Once
creamed, gradually add flour, baking powder, and salt
until fully mixed. The mixture will be thick in
Wrap dough in wax paper or plastic wrap and place in the
fridge to cool for about 30 minutes.
Once dough has chilled, split in half. Keep the half you
aren’t using chilled in the fridge while you work.
On a lightly floured surfance, place the dough and break
into pieces (less than an inch wide) and form fingers.
Using the back of a small knife, make small "knuckle"
indents and squeeze cookie gently in where the knuckle
should be. Place the almond on the top of the finger and
make a few additional indents underneath the almond.
Gently brush the finger with egg white and bake for
about 15 minutes or until fingers are golden brown.
Drizzle cherry pie filling (mashed) over the ends of the
fingers to make them appear severed. Dip fingers in
additional filling and enjoy!