severed {lady} fingers – the perfect treat for halloween

When I came across pictures of these severed finger cookies on the internet, I just couldn’t resist making them.  Normally I don’t do gory – I abhor horror movies and behave like a five-year old when watching them, covering my eyes during the scary scenes and asking people around me, “is it over yet?”  But when I read the recipe I thought – wow, I bet these are actually pretty tasty.  They remind me of a recipe for Russian tea cakes {also known as Mexican wedding cakes} that my mom has made for as long as I can remember {my favorite cookies – recipe to come!} – a meltingly delicious dough made with confectioner’s sugar instead of granulated sugar.  I adapted this recipe slightly by using 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract {I like the flavor almond extract imparts – I find it more subtly fragrant than vanilla extract}.  These little fingers, though grotesque, are frighteningly good.  Happy Halloween!

Recipe continued after the jump…

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