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Patchwork Spritz Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Paste food colors

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Thoroughly cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg, milk, vanilla and almond extracts. Beat well.
  4. Stir together flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing to make a smooth dough. Do not chill.
  5. Divide dough. Add to each section enough food coloring to achieve color desired. Knead by hand wearing a rubber glove.
  6. Place dough into a cookie press (you can put more than one color in the press to get multi-color cookies) and press cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  8. Remove from sheet.
  9. Cool on rack.

Yield: approximately 6 dozen cookies