St. Augustine Fiesta Butter Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 8 1/2 dozen


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Dash of salt
About 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract; beat until well blended.

Sift together flour, soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Roll to 1/2-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2-inch round cookie cutter. Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon chopped candied fruit over each cookie. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool completely on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010