A tasty morsel, easy to make
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add almond flavoring and water, continuing to beat. Add the flour in 1/2 cup increments until smooth.
Divide the mixture into two rolled logs, about an inch in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Cut the logs into 1/2 inch slices and place them an inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
Bake until pale golden, about 18 minutes. Transfer cookies to waxed paper or a wire rack to cool.
If you prefer not to wait before baking, you can roll the cookie dough to 1/2" thickness and use a shot glass to cut into small circles.
You can omit the colored sugar before baking. Instead, dust the cookies with powdered sugar or finely ground almonds when they are still warm after baking.