These are probably one of the simpler cookies to bake at Christmas time. However, you need a cookie press in order to make them. I've had my press for several years and they come in all shapes and sizes. Check out Amazon.com for more info regarding purchasing one.
But be careful, these cookies will go fast! They are buttery and sweet with a hint of vanilla. Santa will surely enjoy a quite a few!
Preheat oven to 400º.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg and extracts. Mix in flour and salt.
Divide dough into 3 portions, providing you want to color the dough. One portion will stay uncolored (white). The other two can be colored red and green. Add more flour to the red and green dough to compensate for the extra moisture, about 2-4 tablespoons flour.
Place the dough in a cookie press and form the desired shapes. Bake until set but not brown 5-6 minutes.
Immediately remove from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
*Note: The cookie sheets need to be cool/room temp to the touch and wiped off between batches. My cookie press is a bit finicky, so hopefully you'll find one that is less tempermental.