Simple and tasteful is always a classic.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Cream the butter until light. Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and almond extract.
Gradually blend in the flour. Cover and chill dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes, using lightly floured cookie cutters. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired.