While looking for some holiday baking recipes, I kept coming across witch finger cookies. I've been wanting to be more festive lately, also I just have a huge sweet tooth, and decided to try it out. I modified this recipe I found over at ohyeahthatveganshit and have listed my version below.
1 cup Earth Balance margarine spread
1 cup powdered sugar
1.5 teaspoons Ener G Egg replacer mixed with 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Green food dye (optional if you want green fingers)
-In a mixing bowl beat together the margarine, powdered sugar, Ener G egg replacer, almond and vanilla extract. Then beat in the flour, baking powder, and salt.*Add the dye as well while mixing if you want green fingers. Cover and refrigerate or 30 minutes.
-Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Take a quarter of dough at a time from the refrigerator. *This is very important because it will make your dough soggy and the cookies too puffy if you take it all out while making the finger shape. I learned the hard way.* Take about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll it into the shape of a finger. I would suggest making them very thin because they plump up. Press to form knuckles and use a knife to score it. Press an almond into the dough where you want the witched nail to be.
-Place the fingers on a lightly greased baking tray. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown. Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes.
-To stick the almond to the finger you can either use a dab colored food gel, or go by the way of me and make an icing. I used a dab of my chocolate icing recipe from my pumpkin bunt cake instead. What's left over I'm going to use as dipping icing =)
-Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
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I'll eat you my pretty!