- 1 lb. butter, softened
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp. almond or vanilla flavoring
- 5 c. flour
- red and green sprinkles (optional)
- candied fruit (optional)
- maraschino cherries (optional)
- Red Hots candy (optional)
Cream butter with sugar until smooth. Add egg and flavoring, mixing well. Gradually add flour, mixing thoroughly.
Using a cookie press with a star-shaped opening, extrude dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet in long, ridged strips. Cut strips at 3-inch intervals, and shape pieces into wreaths. Add sprinkles or decorate with candied fruit or cherries to resemble holly sprigs, if desired.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for 5-8 minutes, or until edges start turning golden. If using Red Hots for decorations, press them lightly into cookies immediately after removal from the oven.