Frightful Finger Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
|Red food coloring|
|1||cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened|
|3/4||cup powdered sugar|
|1-3/4||cups all-purpose flour|
|1||cup ground pecans|
- Preheat oven to 300°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Tint almonds with food coloring.
- Beat butter and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and salt; beat until well blended. Add flour, 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in pecans. (Dough will be stiff.)
- Shape dough by tablespoonfuls into finger shapes about 3 inches long and 3/4 inch in diameter; place on prepared cookie sheets. Lightly score with knife across center and near top to resemble knuckles. Press tinted almond into top of each finger for nail.
- Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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