Source: Midwest Living

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prep:
25 mins
bake:
8 mins
total:
33 mins
Yield:
about 60 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.

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  • Add egg yolk and almond extract; beat well. Beat or stir in flour.

  • Force the unchilled dough through a cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm, but not brown.

  • Cool the baked cookies on wire racks. Makes about 60 cookies.

Tips

If you like, dip tops of cookies in icing; then, sprinkle with chopped nuts or colored sugar. Or, sprinkle on the decorative toppings before baking.

For a nutty cookie, stir in 1/2 cup finely ground nuts with the flour (toast nuts before grinding, if you like). For a chocolate cookie, reduce the flour to 2-1/4 cups. Add an additional 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. (Add cocoa powder before you add the flour.)

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