This delicious treat makes the perfect edible decoration for any festive soirée.


  • 450 ml flour
  • 100 ml siúcra granulated sugar
  • 200 g butter or margarine
  • 40 blanched almonds
  • black or red food colouring


  • Combine the flour, sugar and margarine to make dough. Leave the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into two pieces. Divide each piece into 20 small balls and roll them into fingers. Press a blanched almond into each finger.
  • Bake at 175°C for about 10 minutes. Leave to cool on a rack.
  • Use food colouring to paint the end of the fingers blood red and the almonds black or red.