October 31, 2011 at 4:47 pm
I’m not much of a baker, but I really wanted to bring some spooky treats to a Halloween party this weekend. After looking in my minimal pantry, I checked out some of my recipe tear-sheets from different magazines.
Surprisingly, Rachel Ray’s Severed Finger recipe didn’t require any additional grocery shopping and it was perfect for the occasion!
I went right to work. I prepped the dough and let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes while I began getting my costume together. Rolling out the dough into little fingers was easy because it didn’t need to be perfect. The more odd-looking the finger the better! I pushed in the almond slices, then used the back of a butter knife to make the knuckles. It was so easy.
Once they came out, I dipped the “severed” end in the raspberry jam that I heated on the stove.
A quick tip: after the jam liquefies, let it cool slightly so it starts to get somewhat thick again. At first, I tried dipping the ends immediately after I took the jam off the stove, but the jam wasn’t sticking because it was too thin and runny.
Overall, this was a fun and easy recipe to make, not to mention they turned out delicious!
What do you think, readers? Would you make these fun cookies at home? What are some of your other favorite Halloween recipes?
– NICOLE ZIGMONT