She is of German descent. And she really could cook. She would give them to all her children every Christmas and they wouldn’t last till we got home.


2 ½  cups flour
1 cup unsalted butter
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
½ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 Tablespoon almond extract and 1 tsp vanilla extract


cream butter.. add sugar, egg, and extract…. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt and add slowly with mixer to butter mixture.
When mixture is fully incorporated put small batches in cookie press. Press cookies onto cookie sheet with parchment or silicone cookie sheet liners.  Sprinkle with sprinkles.

Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes or till barely brown.. let cool on brown paper sacks.

Will be better kept in cookie tins.