Basic Pressed Cookies

Shaped 
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Press dough from a cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets, using desired shaping discs. Bake at 400° for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 4 dozen.

Note: Dough may be tinted and sprinkled with colored sugar, if desired.





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