Cookie press cookies topped with red and green candied cherries.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 cup butter
- 2/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 72 red and green candied cherries, quartered
Cream together butter and confectioner's sugar in bowl until light and fluffy, using electric mixer at medium speed. Beat in egg, egg yolk and almond extract; blend well.
Gradually stir flour into creamed mixture, mixing well.
Fit flower crown design into cookie press. Place 1/2 of the dough in cookie press at a time, forcing dough through press, about 1 inch apart, on ungreased baking sheets.
Place 1/4 of a red or green candied cherry in center of each. Bake in 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven 7-10 minutes or until set but not browned. Remove from baking sheets; cool on racks.