Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup butter, softened

  2. 1/2 cup sugar

  3. 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  5. 1 egg

  6. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla

  7. Food color, if desired

  8. Currants, raisins, candies, colored sugar, finely chopped nuts, candied fruit or fruit peel, if desired

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. 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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