It is a good cookie that you can do many things with. You can put frosting on it, you can eat it plain, or mix melted chocolate chips in the dough. It tastes really good!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
3 - 4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and ground nutmeg.

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  • In a separate bowl, cream butter, adding the sugar gradually.

  • Add three well beaten eggs and vanilla extract. Mix in dry ingredients.

  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator. Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes. Frost and decorate, as desired.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 11.2g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 21.8mg; sodium 58.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2007
The recipe is a family favorite to make each year for Christmas because the cookies aren't too doughy but are easy to handle for big and little fingers to decorate. I find that it's easier to handle the longer I refrigerate it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2003
These turned out a bit dry for me. I like mine very moist and chewy. The dough seemed very sticky to roll out I had to use lots of flour. Read More
(12)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2007
The recipe is a family favorite to make each year for Christmas because the cookies aren't too doughy but are easy to handle for big and little fingers to decorate. I find that it's easier to handle the longer I refrigerate it. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
THESE WERE DELICIOUS! MOST DEFINATELY EASIER TO WORK WITH WHEN THE BATTER IS COOLED! I ADDED A LITTLE CINN AND EXTRA SUGAR MMM! I WILL BE MAKING THESE FROM NOW ON! Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2003
These turned out a bit dry for me. I like mine very moist and chewy. The dough seemed very sticky to roll out I had to use lots of flour. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
This is just what I was looking for a tender butter cookie with mild sweetness. This recipe will work out fine if you plan to frost them as it is not overly sweet. I used vanilla paste and chilled the dough thoroughly before rolling it out. The only problem I found is I can't stop eating them. Read More
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