½ Cup (125ml) castor sugar
½ Cup (125ml) butter, softened
2 Cups (300g) flour
½ Tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract
Milk as needed
About 14 almonds
Red food colouring for decoration
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Pulse castor sugar, butter, egg, flour and vanilla in a food processor until it begins to get sticky.
Add milk, a dash at a time, so that the mixture combines to form a ball of dough.
Divide dough into 14 small walnut-sized balls, and roll balls into logs that resemble fingers.
Place fingers on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
Using a small, sharp knife, cut incisions that resemble knuckles into the dough.
Arrange an almond to resemble a nail at the tip of each ‘finger’.
Bake for 10-20 minutes, then cool.
Paint the end of each finger with red food colouring to resemble blood.
Makes about 14 finger biscuits
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Dead Man’s Fingers