1 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/4 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon almond extract
food coloring if desired

Cream margarine in a mixer bowl, add sugar and mix well. Add the egg, mix until blended well and then add the dry ingredients. Add the almond extract and food coloring (if desired), mix just until blended.

Fill cookie press. Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 375 degrees 10-12 minutes. Yield 6 dozen cookies.

Variation: Christmas trees – add green food coloring to dough, press with tree plate, and sprinkle with colorful sugar before baking.

Variation: Black eyed susans – add orange food coloring to dough, press using wreath plate, bake and add chocolate icing “star” to center after cookie has cooled.