Am I too late for Halloween?
I finally managed to chop down some fat monsters' fingers just couple days before Halloween. Overwhelmed with endless chores, maybe this post was a little bit too late for such a greenish festival. But even though Halloween might just pass few hours ago, our spooky spirits remain right!?
Ingredients (for about 15 fat fingers or 20 skinnier fingers)?
1 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of almond butter
15 or more almond halves
Few drops of vanilla extract
Small pinch of sea salt
Some Japanese matcha powder
Beat the egg and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
In another container, mix together room temperature butter, almond butter, sugar, and salt. Once fully combined, add in the egg mixture and blend till smooth in texture.
Gradually add in the flour while mixing in slow speed,
Mix till no white flour bits present, divide the dough in half.
Wrap 1/2 of the dough with foil,
As for the other half, keep blending while adding matcha powder a tiny bit at a time till it reaches desired yucky green color,
When the dough is ready, wrap with foil.
Transfer the dough to the fridge to chill for about 15 to 20 minutes,
In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line the parchment paper on a baking sheet.
I also halved the almonds while waiting for the dough and the oven,
This is my dummy way to halve the almonds -
Push the almond in between the fork to position it tightly,
Aim the center with a sharp knife and carefully cut the almond in half.
Take the dough out and start our art lesson,
Just like playing with clay when you're a little kid, simply grad some dough and roll out some fingers! I tried to make some big deformed Frankenstein-like knuckles but yeah..not very successful..
Score the dough with fork that resembles the wrinkles on our fingers,
Gently push down each almond halves on finger tips to make ugly nails.
It was my first time making Halloween fingers so I got a little bit too greedy, turned out I got fat fingers.
If you want regular size fingers, remember to make skinny logs while forming the dough.
Into the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes,
If you prefer a softer bite, 10 minutes should be enough.
Despite their creepy looks, the almond and matcha flavor actually taste pretty good. In fact, I'm glad I got fat fingers because it means more bites in one cookie!
Cindy's Rating: 7