Delight your family and friends with these pretty cookies during the holidays—or anytime!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped candied pineapple and/or cherries
2 tablespoon chopped blanched almonds
- In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg, mixing well; set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Stir in pineapple and almonds. Stir in candied fruit and almonds; add flour mixture and combine until just mixed.
- Spread into a foil-lined 8 x 4 x 2-inch baking pan. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Invert dough onto a cutting surface; remove foil. Cut into 1/4-inch slices; place on greased baking sheets.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Recipe may be doubled.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.