5 dozen

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

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