Spooky Severed Fingers

Want some scary Halloween food for your trick or treat table? These ghoulish severed finger biscuits will have your guests shaking their heads until they actually taste them. It turns out that ‘severed fingers’ are delicious!
– Kidspot Kitchen


100 g almond flakes
2 tbs red liquid food colouring
125 g butter softened
1 egg beaten
1 egg yolks beaten
1/2 cup icing sugar sifted
5 tbs caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 2/3 cups plain flour


Place 24 fingernail-shaped almond flakes into a small bowl and pour over the food colouring. Leave to soak while you make the biscuit dough.

To make the biscuit dough, using a mixer, cream the butter and eggs until combined. Beat in the icing sugar, caster sugar, vanilla and salt and mix until smooth and creamy (about 2 minutes).

Still using the mixer, add the flour and mix until just combined. Form the dough into 2 disks and cover in cling film. Refrigerate for 20 mins.

Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll 12 finger shapes from each disk. Use a sharp knife to cut knuckle ridges into the dough and pinch together for knuckles.

Place an almond fingernail on each fingertip. Bake for 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and dip each finger end into the food colouring.