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Nutmeg Christmas Cookies

September 25, 2008

Entertaining, Holiday Fun, Sweets

Recipe makes 30 cookies

1/2 Cup butter, softened

6 Tbsp granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1-1/4 Cups all-purpose flour

2 beaten eggs

1 tsp nutmeg

Slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350F. Blend together butter, 4 Tbsp sugar, vanilla, and salt in a bowl with a fork until combined well. Sift flour into butter mixture and blend with fork until mixture forms a soft dough.

Shape dough into 9inch roll. Brush with egg and roll in mixture of remaining sugar and nutmeg. Wrap airtight and chill for several hours.

Cut into 1/4inch slices placing 1inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Split 2nd beaten egg in half adding red food color to one and green food color to the second. Brush top of cookies with red egg mixture and dip slivered almonds in green egg mixture placing two on top of cookies in the shape of holly.

Bake for 12- 14 minutes.

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One Response to “Nutmeg Christmas Cookies”

  1. Carolyn Says:

    I am going to make these and use orange and black food coloring for Halloween.

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