Candied Fruit Topped Spiced Sugar Cookies Recipe
A Very tasty recipe for spiced sugar cookies topped with candied fruit.
Makes 24 cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon ginger powder
1 whole egg
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cup candied fruit, cut into small pieces. (optional)
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and ginger. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine the egg, sugar, almond extract and butter. Using a mixer, beat on medium speed until creamy. Add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
Form the dough into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough so that it is 1/4 inch thick.
Press cookie cutters into the dough. Place cookie cut-outs onto the prepared baking sheets and decorate with candied fruit (optional).
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies start to get slightly brown.
Repeat this process with the rest of the dough until baked.