White Christmas Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 6 1/2 dozen


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1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons sherry


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Beat in eggs. Sift together flour, salt, and nutmeg three times; gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in sherry. Chill overnight.

Divide dough into fourths. Work with one portion of dough at a time, keeping remaining dough chilled until ready to use.

Roll one portion of dough to 1/8- inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with assorted shaped cutters; place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks. Repeat with remaining dough.

Created date

February 2010