If you like chocolate, you’ll like these pressed cookies.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cups good quality cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Continue beating until well combined.
- Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture in three parts, beating after each. Load the dough into a cookie press and press cookies onto an ungreased baking sheet leaving at least 1/2 inch between cookies. Decorate with candies, maraschino cherries, or sprinkles.
- Bake for six to eight minutes or until the cookies are done. Remove the cookies from the pan to cool on wire racks.