Mom's Spritz Cookies

One of the cookies I better have in my cookie jar at Christmas. My older sons favorite.

1 cup margarine

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

2 1/3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Food coloring, optional

Red and green candied cherries, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cream margarine and sugar.  Add egg and flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.   Add coloring and mix well if desired.  Pack in a cookie press onto un-greased cookie sheet.  Decorate with colored sugar or press red or green candied cherries into dough.  Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are just light brown.