Elegant when made with a cookie press, but just as tasty shaped into balls. Perfect for the holidays.
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract (or vanilla extract, if desired)
Cream butter and sugar until well mixed. Add unbeaten egg and mix thoroughly. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix well. Stir in almond extract. Fill a cookie press with the dough. Form the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.