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nutmeg christmas cookies

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Norene Dowell
dundee, MI

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 complement for the milk that goes with them.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For nutmeg christmas cookies

  • 1/2 c
    butter flavor shortening
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 5 c

How To Make nutmeg christmas cookies

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