Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nutmeg Noels

Easy Christmas cookies, my husband loves and made them himself tonight, I think because he was desperate!  Seriously, we've been making these for years and they're always a hit. Light nutmeg taste, buttery soft cookies.

2 tbls red or green sugar sprinkles
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 400. In small bowl combine colored sugar and 1/4 tsp nutmeg; set aside.

In large bowl combine flour, sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and remaining nutmeg (1/4 tsp); add butter, egg and vanilla.  Beat at low speed until well mixed, approx. 3 minutes. 

Roll rounded teaspoonfuls into 1" balls.  Roll cookies into sugar/nutmeg mixture. Place on un-greased cookies sheets, about 2" apart.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until centers are firm.


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