Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Freshly grated nutmeg brings out a delicious difference in these simple old-fashioned cookies.


5 dozen

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


Beat butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and salt; stir well. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Cover and chill dough at least 3 hours.

Combine 1/3 cup sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg; stir well. Shape dough into 1" balls. Place 2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Grease bottom of a glass. Dip glass in sugar mixture, and press each ball flat.

Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove cookies to wire racks immediately to cool.

Christmas with Southern Living 2000,

Oxmoor House

January 2000
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