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St. Augustine Fiesta Butter Cookies

Yield about 8 1/2 dozen


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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