1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2 and 1/2 cups flour
Heat oven to 400.
Mix butter and sugar with an electric mixer until well-combined. Add egg yolks and extract and mix thoroughly on medium speed. Work in flour gradually.
Using 1/4 dough at a time, force dough through cookie press on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugars, if desired.
Bake 7-10 minutes, or until set but not brown. Makes about 6 dozen small cookies.
I've been making these for over 30 years (yikes!). They're Drew's favorite.
If you want to make a more cholesterol-friendly version, you may substitute the egg yolks for one whole egg.