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Christmas Trees                        Jan Peterson

1 cup shortening                        3/4 cup sugar

1 egg                        2 1/4 cup flour

1/8 teaspoon salt                        1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon almond extract                        Green food coloring


Cream shortening and sugar, add egg, dry ingredients, flavoring and a few drops of coloring.  Mix well.  Fill a cookie press.  Form cookies on greased cookie sheet, using the tree plate.  Decorate with tiny candies.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 ‑ 12 minutes.