Nutmeg Sugar Crisps

"I love spice cookies and these fit the bill perfectly."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
6 dozen




  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Mix well.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, nutmeg and salt.
  • Add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Shape into 3/4 inch balls, place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on wire racks.

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  1. Jadelabyrinth
    I got 31 large cookies from this recipe using a #40 cookie scoop. They spread a bit, but not too bad really. I felt like There was not enough nutmeg flavor though. But I grew up on a Christmas cookie that had quite a bit of nutmeg in it. I thought I would try these, and they are ok, but I will stick with my family's recipe.
  2. Studentchef
    Really great cookies, and the nutmeg is suprisingly just right. as I find that nutmeg can sometimes be overpowering. I took them out just before the ten minute mark, as I like my cookies soft, and they were. It did start to get a little brown around the edges, but I liked them that way.
  3. Julie F
    My daughter needed a food that represented Connecticut, so as Connecticut is sometimes called "The Nutmeg State", we chose this recipe. The cookies were very good. I used the larger amount of nutmeg recommended and the flavor was just right. One set of cookie sheets I took out after 10 minutes. They were soft, but done all the way through. The second batch I didn't get right away, and they were lightly browned on the edges and nicely crispy. Yummy both ways!
  4. kittycatmom
    These cookies are just delicious! I made them rather large compared to the yield listed, but that's ok, they still won't last long! DH said these are good "dunkers" nice and crispy! These will be a beautiful addition to my Christmas Cookie Tray! Thanks CB! Made for KK's Christmas Cookie Tag
  5. twissis
    Made for *Adopt A Tag* as my fondness for nutmeg is another legacy of my childhood. Gramma sprinkled it atop her egg custard & Daddy atop his holiday Tom & Jerrys. Known as * The Cookie Monster* in our house, I made a full recipe of these buttery cookies using the larger amt of nutmeg allowed per the recipe & then added 1/2 tsp of nutmeg to the sugar used to flatten them. The dough handles easily & my yield was 48, but I do feel I made them a bit larger than directed. They were perfectly baked in 10 min & are sugar cookie soft warm from the oven, but crisp when cool & so darn good that I had them for breakfast this morning w/my coffee & froze the balance for a future spec need. Thx for sharing this great recipe w/us. :-)



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