We have made them with colored dough or colored sugar. Either way is easy and fun! The boys help with these every year.
1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
Brush stamp with oil. Let sit on paper towel.
Cream butter and sugar. Add extract. Add salt and flour. Mix well. Roll into 1" balls, roll in sugar. Stamp immediately on cookie sheet. (don't press too hard) You could also use the bottom of a glass to press the cookies.
Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes.