·1 cup butter, softened
·2/3 cup sugar
·2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
·1/2 teaspoon baking powder
·1 egg, slightly beaten
·1 teaspoon almond extract
1. Heat oven to 400°F. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, salt, egg, almond extract and a few drops of food color.
2. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with currants.
3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. To decorate cookies after baking, use a drop of corn syrup to attach decorations to cookies.