Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Elaine Doubleday is famous among her family and friends for making these unusually crisp, delicately flavored sugar cookies.

Yield: Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Recipe from Sunset

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 96
  • Calories from fat: 55%
  • Protein: 0.9g
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.9g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 62mg
  • Cholesterol: 13mg

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  1. 1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1/2 cup butter, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add oil, egg, and vanilla and beat until well blended.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups 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. 3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets. Press each cookie with the lightly floured tines of a fork to flatten slightly.
  4. 4. Bake cookies in a 350° regular or convection oven until edges are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes; if baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.
  5. Nutritional analysis per cookie.
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