Catholic Recipe: Christmas Baking: Butter Balls
Advent and Christmas seasons are one of the favorite time for cookie baking. These cookies are rich in butter taste, and easy to make with balls decorated by pressing a fork in a criss-cross design on top.
Cream butter or margarine; slowly stir in sugar, beating well. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time. Stir in almond extract and flour, working with a wooden spoon to make a smooth, stiff dough. Shape into 1/2-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie to desired thickness by pressing, crosswise, with a lightly floured fork. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until pale brown. Remove from sheet; cool on a wire rack. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965