Cream the butter in the stand mixer, and then add the sugar. Combine until getting a white-yellowish color. Add the egg and the vanilla and almond extracts. Mix again.
Sift the flour and add it to the wet mix. Mix until getting a playdough consistency. Place the dough in a parchment paper and place another parchment paper sheet on top.
Pass the rolling pin and extend the dough until forming a rectangle. Remove the parchment paper off the top but leave the one on the bottom.
Cut the cookie forms and remove the excess dough. This technique will allow to not touch the dough with your hands and you have the cookies ready to bake in the same parchment paper.
Place the parchment paper with the cookies in a baking sheet and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before baking.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. Try no to overcook. Place the cookies in a wire rack and let them cool.
Now you can decorate the cookies following your creativity. I made Christmas trees covered with the white glaze and then added a star, green gel stripes, and nonpareils.
I also made snowflake cookies using sugar snowflakes and metallic sugar with blue, purple and pink colors.