Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa
Heat oven to 375. In large bowl combine all ingredients except
flour and cocoa. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy (2-3
minutes). Gradually add flour and cocoa until well mixed (2 - 3
min.). Shape rounded tsp. as desired (1" balls, 2"-3" logs, balls
flattened, balls with indentations, etc.) or use cookie press.
Place 1" apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until set.
Cool. Decorate with melted chocolate chips, melted almond bark,
nuts, colored sugars, candied fruit, candies, maraschino cherries,
etc. Yield: 3 dozen.