Nutmeg Christmas Cookies

Norene Dowell

By
@norenee

These cookies started out as a recipe that took 5 lbs of flour. I finally got it down to only 5 cups. They are soft and a compliment for the milk that goes with them.

Rating:
★★★★☆ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
dozens
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Yum! These are a good alternative to your average Christmas cookie. The nutmeg mixed with eggnog is a great flavor combination. We rolled these out a bit thicker and the cookie was moist and chewy. The decorating possibilities are endless! All that's missing is a big glass of milk. Delish!

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter flavor shortening
1 1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 tsp
nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
eggnog
5 c
flour

Step-By-Step

1Cream the shortening and sugar.
2Add the next 5 ingredients mixing in between each addition.
3Alternate the flour and eggnog.
4It will be a little sticky but remember these are a rolled cookies so they will pick up the flour from your board.
5I do a little at a time. Lightly flour your board, roll to about 1/4" thick. Thicker if you like a softer cookie.
6Cut out with your choice of cutters.
7Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes; 2-4 more if you want a crispy cookie.
8Let cool.
9Frost with your favorite frosting. Me, I like the buttercream for these cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas Cookies
Hashtags: #Christmas, #Nutmeg