Spritz Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb butter
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, well beaten
  • 1/2 c grated almonds
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 4 c flour

Instructions

Cream butter and gradually add sugar. Mix in egg, almonds, extract and finally the flour. Chill dough in refrigerator. Force through a cookie press on to ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees. Watch carefully so cookies do not brown too much.

From the American Swedish Institute cookbook Var Sa God.

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