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Day 12: Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla

Food color, if desired

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.

Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with currants.

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.