Recipe by pammyowl
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 8 dozen


  • 1
    lb butter, softened
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 1
    egg yolk, beaten
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 14
    cup finely ground blanched almond
  • 4
    cups flour


  • Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolk, almonds and extracts, beat again, until well blended. I like to beat for a few minutes at this point, . Blend the flour in gently a cup at a time, until the flour is completely incorporated. Be careful not to over mix, as this will toughen the cookies.
  • Cool the dough slightly, if it is too warm, but don't chill for long, as the cookie dough will not cooperate with the press if it is too cold!
  • Preheat oven to 375, press out the cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I decorate with colored sugar or candied cherries which I cut into fourths.
  • Bake for 7-9 mn. taking care not to brown them.