Nutmeg Softies

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
YIELD: 3 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add the sugar, soda, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  • Beat in sour cream, egg, and vanilla until combined.
  • Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour (dough will be sticky). Divide dough into thirds.
  • Cover and chill in the fridge about 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Using a floured 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough.
  • Place cutouts on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven about 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are firm.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely.
  • TO MAKE AHEAD:.
  • Bake cookies as directed and cool completely. Place in the freezer container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Before serving, thaw cookies about 15 minutes.
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