Vanilla Spritz Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract (don’t substitute)
1 tsp. almond extract
1 scant teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 375°F
In a large bowl combine butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and almond extracts, and salt. Stir in the flour until mixed well.
Pack the dough into the cookie press as directed, and fit the press with the desired disk. Press the dough out onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with colored sugar if desired.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden around the edges. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool.
Store in an airtight container.
These cookies freeze well.