From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser.  This
recipe came with the press.  A very old press that
belonged to my grandmother.  I make them in a
variety of ways.  Plain, topped with cherry halves,
with the bottom coated in chocolate, sandwiched
together with raspberry jam & drizzled with
chocolate...
Beat:
1 c butter
3/4 c sugar

Add:
1 egg
1 tsp almond extract

Add:
2 1/4 c flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
food coloring (optional)

Bake @ 375, 7-8 minutes

Careful not to brown, bake until set.
Chill dough if it gets too soft & spreads.
Should hold shape while baking.
Add more flour if necessary.
Raspberry filled, chocolate covered, press cookies
Press cookies filled with raspberry
jam then draped in milk chocolate
Cherry Topped Press (Spritz) Cookies
For cherry topped press
cookies, make as directed.  Top
cookie with half a maraschino
cherry
before baking.  If that's
too much cherry for you, cut the
maraschino into quarters.
"If you never chase your dreams
you'll never catch them."
Halloween Press Cookies
For Halloween: added orange food
coloring to dough, sandwiched with white
chocolate.
Press {Spritz} Cookies.  Green Trees for Christmas.
For Christmas: green trees
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