Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Trees

This is one of Billy's favorite cookies.  It reminds me of an almond shortbread cookie.  I made these cookies with my cooky press.  The recipe is from my Mom's cooky press recipe book.  The summer before Bill and I got married my Mom and I went to garage sales looking for some household items.  Mom always made these cooky press cookies every year for Christmas.  So when I found an old cooky press (probably an antique and that must by why it is called a "cooky" my spell check is telling me this is wrong...hehehe) at the garage sale for $1.00 I had to have it.  The only thing is it did not have any recipes, but that was ok, I just copied my Mom's recipes from her cooky press.  I love this old aluminum cooky press.  I had bought a new one thinking new and improved would be better, but it quit working right away with the batch of cookies I was trying it out on so I am back to my old and trust worthy antique cooky press.

Christmas Trees

1 C shortening ( I use crisco)
3/4 C sugar
1 egg
2 1/4 C flour
1/8 t salt
1/4 t baking powder
2 t almond extract
green food coloring

Cream shortening, adding sugar gradually
Add unbeaten egg, dry ingredients, almond extract and a few drops of green food coloring
Mix well
Fill a cooky press with dough.  Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheet, using the tree plate.  Decorate with tiny candies.

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