Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nutmeg Noel Holiday Cookies Recipe

It is hard to believe but Christmas is just around the corner and many of us are already thinking about the delicious holiday cookies we will be making. Every year when the holiday season rolls around, I make at least three batches of these nutmeg cookies!

Nutmeg Noel Cookies Recipe

2 Tbsp. red colored sugar
2 Tbsp. green colored sugar
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg, divided
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl combine colored sugar and 1/4 tsp. of  ground nutmeg. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine all purpose flour, granulated sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and 1/4 tsp. of ground nutmeg. Add the butter, the large egg and vanilla extract. Beat at low speed until well mixed for about 2-3 minutes. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls into 1" balls. Roll in ground nutmeg & colored sugar mixture. Bake on a ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until done. Let cool and then store the cookies in an airtight container.

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