1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Icing sugar
1 tsp Almond extract
1 tsp Vanilla
2 2/3 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Almonds, whole blanched
1 Tube red decorator gel(optional)
Mix together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt. Cover and refrigerate
30 minutes. Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remainder refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoonful of
dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into 1 end for nail. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape.
Using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets; bake in 325F (160C) oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for
3 minutes. Lift up almond, squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back in place, so gel oozes out from underneath.
You can also make slashes in the finger and fill them with "blood." Remove from baking sheets and let cool on racks.
Fill up clear plastic glasses with green Jell-O, then when it is almost done hardening add some gummy worms!
For a special Halloween treat melt some chocolate chips in the microwave. When done put in chocolate dry chow mien noodles
and mix all together. Spoon onto grease proof paper as little blobs and put 2 mini m&ms on each one for eyes. Leave in
fridge to cool.
Blood and Bones:
Marinara Sauce (blood)
Pillsbury (Canned) Breadsticks (Bones)
Cut one breadstick into halves,
Shape the ends of breadstick into "bone" shapes.
Serve sauce room temp. with cheese.
Fresh Parmesan, or grated Cheese.
Shred apart pieces of string cheese in long strips. Press them around the end of a pretzel rod and tie a piece of string
licorice around it to look like a broom. A healthy alternative and kids love them!
Edible eye balls
1 powdered donut hole (or the powered sweet sixteen donuts work well too) for each child
1 gummy life saver (for the iris of the eye)
1 chocolate chip (for the pupil)
1 tube of red GEL icing for gluing all in place and for making the eye ball blood-shot.
Dig out pumpkins seeds. Clean the seeds and soak in two hours in lightly salted water (1 tablespoon per 2 cups of water).
Pat the seeds dry and spread them on a lightly oiled cookie
baking sheet. Bake in an oven at 200 degrees for 1/2 to 1 hour, or until they look crispy and a light brown. Salt to taste.
Let the seeds cool down.