In a large mixing bowl mix together the butter, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
Stir in salt, baking powder, and flour and mix until combined well.
Add in green food coloring until you get the color you desire.
Leave dough in the mixing bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for about 20 minutes.
Remove from fridge and roll dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.
Then roll each ball into a finger shape about 4-5 inches long. Press an almond into the end of each finger. Using a toothpick make indentations to resemble creases in the fingers where knuckles would be.
Place fingers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until set. You don't want to overcook these cookies or they will dry out and break easily.
Cool completely before adding the gel. When cooled, remove the almond and place a little red gel at the base of the nail bed and then replace the almond. Press so that the gel shows around the nail.
You can also add gel or jam to the end of the finger or you can leave them the way they are.
These witch fingers are so delicious dipped in jam.