Halloween Special: Bloody Zombie Fingers


It is this time of the year again. Halloween! After Halloween, it will be Thanks-giving, Xmas and New Year! How time flies. I started this website on Jan 2017 and it is just a few months shy to 2 years. Here I wish all you lovely people a Happy Halloween. This is an old recipe tho and I decided to tweet it a bit to make it "zombie-like".

To be honest, I was pretty amazed by the end results; I didn't know that the effect would be so great. This cookie is very brittle. After baking, be sure to allow them to cool down completely before transferring. I am speaking from experience. Lol! This does take quite some time forming the dough into multiple fingers. But as soon as you bring this to the table, you will be able to wow the kids. It is all worth it in the end, don't you agree? Let's get started with this recipe.

Ingredients:

(Serve 12)

  • Unsalted Butter Softened, 225g

  • Icing Sugar, 128g

  • Egg Lightly Beaten, 1

  • Pure Vanilla Extract, 1 TSP

  • Bleached All Purpose Flour, 342g

  • High Quality Matcha Powder, 1 TSP

  • Baking Powder, 1 TSP

  • Sea Salt, 1 TSP

  • Roasted Almond, 100g

  • High Quality Strawberry Jam, 1/2 Cup Or More For Serving

Equipment:

  • Oven

  • Baking Tray Lined With Parchment

  • Stand Mixer / Hand Mixer

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract.

  2. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream the mixture until light and fluffy.

  3. In another bowl, add flour, matcha, baking powder and salt.

  4. Mix to combine well.

  5. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture, 1/4 cup at a time while still mixing.

  6. Continue mixing until it comes together as a dough.

  7. Using your hands, knead the dough for about 1 min.

  8. Cover with cling film and chilled in fridge for at least 30 mins.

  9. Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius or 320 fahrenheit.

  10. Scoop 1 TSP of the dough onto a working surface.

  11. Roll into a finger shape, like a log.

  12. Transfer onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  13. Make 2 impressions gently with your 2 fingers.

  14. Using a sharp knife, gently slit lines to resemble knuckles.

  15. Press an almond on the tip of the finger to resemble fingernail.

  16. Repeat the process for the remaining fingers.

  17. Wack into the oven and bake for about 20 to 30 mins.

  18. Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely.

  19. Carefully, remove the almonds and scoop a bit of strawberry jam onto each finger tip.

  20. Return the almonds onto the finger tips.

  21. Serve with more strawberry jam.

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