Spritz Butter Cookies (recipe follows)
Almonds blanched or unblanched

The dough is piped (use a bag without any tip to get a finger sized cylinder) onto the cookie sheet. Then using the dull side of a butter knife make lines suggesting knuckle and wrinkles, and add an almond for the fingernail. Bake at 350 for 8 to 12 minutes. I found the unblanched variety look particularly creepy. You can add a bit of red icing or red jelly if you want a bloody finger. This gives a new twist to the term “finger foods”.

Spritz Butter Cookies
Serving Size : 4

2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
4 eggs – beaten
2 t. almond flavoring
5 c. flour
1/4 t. salt

Cream butter; add sugar. Cream mixture until light. Add eggs and flavoring. Sift flour and salt together and add to first mixture. Mix well. Press dough through cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheet and form into shapes. Bake at 350 for 8 to 12 minutes.