Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Finger Food, Mwa Ha Ha!

I've been cooking up some killer treats for the Death at the Prom aerial extravaganza this weekend. To give you a quick sneak peak, check out some of these finger licking treats.

Inspired by Yeah, That's Vegan's bloody finger cookies, I decided to try making some disembodied digits of my own. I wasn't so into the vegan recipe, so I decided to go with Mexican Aniseed shortbread recipe which would fit our Dia De Los Muertos theme, as well as add some nice liver spots to the fingers. I also substituted almond slices instead of whole almonds as they are WAY cheaper to suit my shoestring budget.

I rolled the cookies on the table top with my hands allowing the dough to seep up into the creases between my fingers making quick knuckle joints. Using a knife, I scored the joints for wrinkle marks and pushed the almond slices into place at the finger tips. A good tip is to make the fingers skinnier then you want them as they plump when you cook 'em.

These things are really tasty and I'm not pulling your finger. Har har.

Mexican Aniseed Shortbread

1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp whole aniseed
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp whiskey
2 tsps vanilla
Almond slices for finger nails

Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.


régis said...

That is fucking radicaltastic.

Janice said...

They look finger lickin' good!!

Sarah! said...

yay! I'm one of the crazy aerialists that you'll be feeding on Saturday. I can't wait!

Gemma said...

Excellent work! These are the best Halloween-themed treats I've seen this year.

Shayna said...

I can't wait I can't wait I can't wait. I love you for doing this!

Jenn said...

I might attempt to make these for a party I'm attending! Thanks for the idea - I'll let you know how they turn out. :)

TTK said...

Nom nom nom! We made these, they were delicious. More please.

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