Severed Finger Lemon Sugar Cookies2012-10-20
- Yield : 14 cookies
- Prep Time : 2:00 h
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 2:15 h
Talk about finger foods!
These are pretty simple cookies that are fun to make and a blast for the halloween holidays. However, they do need to spend a decent amount of time in the freezer.
A couple of tips I learned the hard way:
- Make sure you give these the proper time they need in the freezer. This will make a big difference.
- Roll these a little on the thin side. When they cook and the margarine melts, they will fatten out a bit.
- Add some raspberry jam or red icing to the blunt end to add some extra gore. Have fun with these!
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Margarine
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- Almond Slices
Cream the sugar and margarine until fluffy. Add the vanilla and continue to mix thoroughly.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and zest. Add the mixture to the butter and sugar and mix until a dough is formed.
Roll the dough into a log, wrap in plastic wrap and put in the freezer for an hour or two.
Preheat the oven to 350
After spending time in the freezer, the dough will be easier to form. Cut off a slice and roll into a thin log, finger length. Pinch in two different places to make knuckles. Use a knife to cut wrinkles into the knuckles and add an almond slice as a finger nail.
After preparing your "fingers", place them back into the freezer for 15-30 minutes before cooking. This will help them retain their shape in the oven.
Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes.
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