1 cup salted butter softened
2/3 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cream together softened butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla with a fork or electric mixer.
Sift flour into butter mixture and combine. Your hands are your best tool to ensure that the flour is evenly mixed in and bring the dough together.
Divide dough into portions and add food coloring, if desired.
Choose cookie shape, insert dough into press, and press out onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 7 minutes until set, but not brown.
Allow to cool slightly on cookie sheet. Carefully remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container.