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.
Chef Daniel Patterson makes a strong case against using tongs in the kitchen. "There is nothing that is better suited to toss a salad than your hands," he says.