Christmas Cookies (Spritz cookies)

Submitted by Irene Hauner


1 cup butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. almond extract

2¼ cups flour

1/8 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. baking powder


Preheat oven to 375ºF

Cream together the butter and the sugar. Add the egg and almond extract. Mix until well blended.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Gradually sift into the butter mixture and stir well.

Using a cookie press, press out cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. If desired, decorate with sprinkles, colored sugars, or candies.

Bake for approx. 8 minutes until edges are golden. Remove from baking sheet, cool on racks.