Bloody Finger Cookies

Such a fun Halloween treat! Our 3 year old refused to even try one and that kid loves cookies, but the other 2 kids gobbled them up.

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 egg
1Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
3.5-4 cups of flour (higher humidity requires more)
almond shard
Cocoa powder (for dusting the cookie)
red food coloring 

Mix sugar and butter together until well blended. Mix in egg, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Add baking powder and flour. Mix into a sticky dough (although you should  be able to hold it without it sticking to you).
Roll into thin lines (I did mine about the length and width of my middle finger, but I have small hands. Just remember it will get spread a little.)
Place an almond shard on the tip for a fingernail and make marks for the knuckles. Place a drop of red food coloring at the base for blood (do not rub it in, it doesn't look like blood after cooking if you do).
Baked @ 300F on a greased cookie sheet for approximately 7 minutes (oven times will vary).
Remove from oven and dust with cocoa powder for the dirty look. Enjoy!

Recipe and idea adapted from HERE

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