Ken Holiday's Favorite Recipe: Spritz Cookies

Close-up of a tin of Christmas cookies

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Ingredient List

·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.

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