Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Well we survived the first snow storm of the season, although we were lucky and didn't get much. And I am still pregnant - no baby yet (6 days past my due date as of now, but there is an end in sight: scheduled induction is Wednesday if he/she doesn't come before then). To pass the time and celebrate Halloween, I whipped up a batch of these adorable Shortbread Witch Finger cookies I pinned awhile back:

Aren't they the cutest? They were originally posted on Le Petit Brioche and to pass the time yesterday, I decided to give them a whirl. The basic recipe for  the shortbread was easy. I mixed it up and added the food coloring:

Shaped them into fingers and added some detail using a toothpick and added an almond slice for the fingernail:

They fattened up a bit after baking - but we can just pretend our witches had "man's hands":

Then came the fun and disgusting part - dipping them in red chocolate to make them look like they were torn off the poor witch:

I gave a couple a little extra "blood" to make them a little more gory:

And here they are all done:

Aren't they gross and cute at the same time?

Verdict: Super easy recipe - I would use the basic shortbread recipe Christa gave again. Perhaps using some other shape for Christmas? Overall they were tasty, perhaps a bit dry, I might try adding a little more butter next time. They are shortbread cookies, however, which tend to taste best to me when dipped in tea or milk anyway. They were so easy and cute they might make a yearly appearance around Halloween.

Things to Consider: For some reason I couldn't get my green any darker. I kept adding food coloring, but it wasn't doing much. Also, like I said above, they fattened up a little more than I expected, but that could have been because I made them a little too big? Lastly, I used almond slices instead of whole almonds in the original post. No real reason, they were just what I grabbed from the store. 

Shannon and I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween - and hopefully all the snow is gone and power is back on for all our readers!

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