Sunday, November 22, 2009

Party Press Cookies

Here is the recipe that I talked about over on my other blog. I think the secret is using real butter and the almond extract. My mom has always added food coloring to make the cookies more festive looking. Enjoy!

Party Press Cookies

Developed by Ann Pillsbury

Sift together:
1 2/3 cups sifted enriched flour
1/2 tsp. salt

In separate bowl, cream:
1/2 cup butter, gradually add
1/2 cup sugar, creaming well

Blend in:
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract. Beat well.

Add the dry ingredients gradually; mix thoroughly.
Chill dough in refrigerator, at least one hour.
Press dough through a cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets. (Pack dough firmly into cylinder to eliminate air pockets.) If desired, cookies may be decorated with red or green crystal sugar.
Bake in moderately hot oven (400 degrees) 8 to 10 minutes until delicately browned.

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