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What you need:

8 oz / 227g   butter at room temperature

4oz / 113g  sugar

2 tsp water

2 tsp vanilla essence

8 oz /227g  flour

4 oz / 113g  finely chopped almonds

whole almonds for “fingernails”

1 tube red decorators icing

What you do:

Preheat oven to 160C / 325F / gas mark 3.

In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.

Add water and vanilla; mix well. Blend in flour and nuts. Mix until incorporated.

Scoop dough into a ball and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.

To make cookies: 

Shape the dough into fingers about 3 inches long by rolling a piece of dough between hands, pinching slightly on either side of the “knuckle” area.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet and put a whole almond on the end for the nail, pushing down slightly. Leave the other end of the finger a little uneven to get that “severed” look! With a knife, make three tiny lines across the “knuckle” area of the finger…whats a knuckle without a few wrinkles?

Bake  for around 20 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.

When cool, squirt some of the red decorators icing onto the “severed” end of the finger.

 

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What you need:

6 hard boiled eggs
1 oz cream cheese, softened, cut into small cubes
3 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp yellow mustard
1/2 tsp  garlic powder
2 green onions, chopped
fresh cracked pepper to taste
paprika to decorate

What you do:

Peel eggs. Cut in half  lengthwise.
Scoop all yolks into a bowl. Mash with a fork.

Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, granulated garlic, green onions, and salt and pepper. Stir to mix altogether.

Scoop the mixture into each of the egg halves.
Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

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What you need:

2 medium baking potaoes

2 tbsp butter or margarine

1 tbsp milk

¼ tsp salt

1 3 0z / 370 g  package of cream cheese, cubed

2 tbsp sour cream

Paprika

What you do:

Pre heat the oven to 190C / 370F / gas mark 5

Pierce the potatoes and bake in the oven  for one hour or until tender.

Leave to cool for around 20 / 30  mins

Cut a thin slice off the to of each potato.

Scoop out all the potato from the skins and place in a mixing bowl.

Add the butter, milk and salt. Mix together  until fluffy

Mix in cream cheese and sour cream and spoon back into the potato skins

Sprinkle with paprika and bake uncovered  20 to 25 minutes, Or until the tops are golden brown .

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What you need:

1 Large English Cucumber sliced into  1/2-1″ thickness

Raw  Goat Cheese (unpasteurized)

Smoked Wild Salmon

Fresh Chives to garnish

What you do:

Slice the cucumber into sliced into  1/2-1″ thickness & scoop out the seeds and pulp  and fill with a heaped teaspoon of goat cheese.

Garnish each stuffed cucumber coin with a slice of salmon and  cut chives.

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