Old Lady Fingers Cookie Recipe

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There is a sales guy who brings these cookies into work. They creep everyone out and eventually wind up in trash cans instead of stomachs.

Old Lady Fingers


1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
whole almonds


Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl, gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) before baking. Place the dough in a pastry bag or large plastic bag with one corner snipped off. Pipe the dough into finger-sized amounts onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Then use the dull side of a butter knife to make lines suggesting knuckles, and add an almond or candy for the fingernail. Before baking the finger cookies shape them into a slightly bent shape so that they look like grabbing fingers. Chill cookies before baking. Once baked you can add a bit of red icing if you want "bloody" fingers.

Makes 6 to 8 dozen.