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Basic Pressed Cookies

Yield about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well after each addition.

  3. Press dough from a cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets, following manufacturer's instructions. Bake at 400° for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

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