Nutmeg Cookies

These sweet and spiced Nutmeg Cookies make the perfect addition to any Christmas cookie platter. Made with beautiful stamps, they taste just as good as they look!

nutmeg cookies resting on a cooling rack

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Another of our favorite holiday cookies include these Maple Snickerdoodles but if you’re getting cookied out you can also try this festive Eggnog Blondies.

These chewy, spiced cookies are an easy to throw into your holiday baking lineup. With only six ingredients they are so simple and turn out great every time.

Ingredients to Make Nutmeg Cookies:

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • egg
  • flour
  • nutmeg
  • baking soda
ingredients for nutmeg cookies

How to Make Nutmeg Cookies:

Beat together butter and brown sugar until well combined. Add in egg and beat until smooth. Slowly mix in flour, nutmeg and baking soda until well combined. Chill for at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Form 1 inch balls or use a cookie scoop and place them evenly spaced on the cookie sheet. Stamped each dough ball with a lightly floured cookie stamp. Bake for ten minutes then remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. 

Notes & Tips

Substitutions for Nutmeg Cookies

  • Nutmeg: if you aren’t fond of nutmeg you can simply substitute for the same amount of cinnamon or ginger.
  • Brown sugar: if you’ve run out of brown sugar don’t worry! You can use 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of molasses, maple syrup or honey.
  • Flour: make these cookies gluten free by replacing the flour with the same amount of almond flour or your favorite gluten free flour substitute!

How to Store:

Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recommended Equipment:

stacked nutmeg cookies

FAQs

Can you make these without a cookie stamp?

Absolutely, they are just as good and you can add your own icing or frosting. 

Why is my dough sticking to my stamps?

You will have to peel the edges off the stamp slightly until but if your dough is really sticking more than that try dipping your stamp in a little more flour before stamping. You can also try chilling your dough for a little longer. 

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Nutmeg Cookies

Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

18

servings
Prep time

1

hour 

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • Beat together butter and brown sugar until well combined. Add in egg and beat until smooth. 
  • Slowly mix in flour, nutmeg and baking soda until well combined. Chill for at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • Form 1 inch balls or use a cookie scoop and place them evenly spaced on the cookie sheet. Stamped each dough ball with a lightly floured cookie stamp. Bake for ten minutes then remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. 

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