Zane’s Family Christmas Cookies

Zane’s Family Christmas Cookies from childhood.

• 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 1/2 cups shortening (or softened butter)
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1 egg
• 2 tablespoons milk
• 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon no-color almond extract

7-8 dozen cookies.
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Step 2
In bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla and almond extract; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat until combined. Do not chill. Fill cookie press with dough and with desired disks, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 3
Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet on cooling rack. Remove from sheet; cool completely.

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