Yes, I know, these are absolutely disgusting…but isn’t that the point?
I’ve been told off by neighbors and friends for making these (jokingly of course), and they definitely cause a lot of double takes! If you are planning on going to a Halloween party, have a Halloween event to attend, or are taking cookies to your kids’ school, these will be the highlight of the event.
Have your kids help you make these, they’ll have so much fun! The best part is that these cookies are delicious (if you can get past how they look!) and are almost like a shortbread, butter cookie!
(Omit the almond flavor for a plain cookie.)
FOR OCTOBER UNPROCESSED, SEE NOTES BELOW*
Leave us a note if you make these, we’d love to hear from you!
*October Unprocessed Notes:
Although I have not made these cookies with 100% unprocessed ingredients (C & Hwhite sugar and white flour were used by both Dorothy and me) you can try these with muscovado sugar, which you can put in a food processor/Vitamix blender to make confectioner’s sugar, and use white whole wheat flour (unbleached, unenriched) as this qualify as unprocessed. The texture and outcome of the cookies may be different when changing flours, so be forewarned.
Omit the almond extract (processed) and instead of using red gel, you can do what I did and use strawberry jam. The problem will be if white sugar was used in the jam :( If you are REALLY sticking to your guns, boil some chopped organic strawberries with some honey, or maple syrup to make a little “jam” to glue on the fingernails (almond slices.)
Halloween baking can be a bit more difficult with October Unprocessed, but not impossible!
Here’s another one of Dorothy’s great Halloween “treats”