Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Prep and Cook Time: about 45 minutes, plus 1 hour to chill. You can store them airtight for up to 3 days.

Yield:

Makes about 36 cookies

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Nutritional Information

Calories 96
Caloriesfromfat 55 %
Protein 0.9 g
Fat 5.9 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Carbohydrate 9.9 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Sodium 62 mg
Cholesterol 13 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat butter, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add oil, egg, and vanilla and beat until well blended.

2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Stir into butter mixture, then beat until well blended. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and freeze until dough is firm, about 1 hour.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly with a floured fork.

4. Bake cookies in a 350° oven until edges are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

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Elaine Doubleday, Soquel, California,

November 2003