Cream the butter and the sugar. Add eggs and the flavoring. Beat until light and fluffy. Sift together the dry ingredients and gradually add to the sugar mixture , blend thoroughly. Fill cookie press , form dough on unoiled cookie sheet. BAKE in a moderate oven 375° for 6-8 minutes. Yields 7 dozen -- Mrs. Renatus J. Krause, Merill, Wis.
Thumb prints: Use 1 teaspoon of the brown sugar press cookie dough to form each ball. Dip into lightly beaten egg white ,coat lightly with finely chopped nuts , Space balls 3" apart on lightly oiled cookie sheet , BAKE in a moderate oven 350° for 7 minutes. Remove from oven , make a small indentation in top of each ball. Fill with tiny portions of jelly or well drained cranberry sauce , Return to the oven Bake for 4-6 minutes more.---Mrs.Lyle Hopkins, St.Paul Minn.