In a small bowl, combine the whole eggs, the egg yolks, the vanilla and almond extracts. Mix well.
In a separate large mixing bowl, beat the butter, flour, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, and salt until well combined. Add the egg mixture to this large bowl and mix thoroughly to form your cookie dough.
Unroll a rectangle of plastic wrap onto counter. Form a log shape with your dough and wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for 30-40 minutes, or until firm.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
When dough is firm, cut dough into 4 equal portions. Remove 1 portion at a time to work with, while keeping other portions refrigerated. With each portion of dough, divide into approximately 15 equal pieces and form your finger shapes by rolling dough in your fingers to create a cylinder shape. Work quickly while dough is cold, as the warmth of your hands may make your dough too moist. Lay out each finger cookie onto the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
When all 15 fingers are done, take a sharp knife and indent ech finger with the wrinkles for the knuckles to make them look realistic. Then, take an almond and press one into the end of each finger to represent the nail. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes or until golden. Towards the end of the baking process, check cookies and indent again, if needed.
When cookies are done, indent or make any changes necessary while cookies are still hot. Allow to cool on wire racks. Repeat process with remaining dough.
When cookies are cool, make bloody effect if you wish. Mix red food coloring paste with water until you reach your desired shade of red color. Using a small pastry brush, "paint" your blood around the cuticle of each fingernail.
These cookies may look gross, but they are very tasty!
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|Serving Size: 1 Dozen (332g)|
|Recipe Makes: 5|
|Calories from Fat: 654 (56%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 72.6g||97 %|
|Saturated Fat 32.5g||163 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 26.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 8g|
|Cholesterol 1191.9mg||367 %|
|Sodium 1230.5mg||42 %|
|Potassium 464.8mg||12 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 95.6g||28 %|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20 %|
|Sugars, other 90.7g|
|Protein 34.4g||49 %|
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Calories per serving: 1164
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