Buttery Spritz

Join me at the Book Boost Blog (http://thebookboost.blogspot.com/) today.  Then try out these sweet little cookies.  You need a cookie press, but you end up with wonderful bite-size cookies that tempt you to eat them by the handful. My husband, as with most holiday cookies, likes them straight out of the freezer.  I think this may be because I forget about them and he gets to eat them all.
1 cup stick butter, softened.
½ cup sugar
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
1 large egg
Few drops red or green food color, if desired.
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix butter and sugar in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Place dough in cookie press. From desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.  Cool on wire rack.
Makes about 5 dozen.
From Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook
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