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Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Makes about 36 cookies

Prep and Cook Time: about 45 minutes, plus 1 hour to chill. You can store them airtight for up to 3 days.

 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, at room temperature
 1/2 cup granulated sugar
 1/2 cup powdered sugar
 1/2 cup vegetable oil
 1 large egg
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
 2 cups all-purpose flour
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
 1/4 teaspoon salt
Step 1

In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat butter, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add oil, egg, and vanilla and beat until well blended.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Stir into butter mixture, then beat until well blended. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and freeze until dough is firm, about 1 hour.

Step 3

Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly with a floured fork.

Step 4

Bake cookies in a 350° oven until edges are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 96Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.9g10%

Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Cholesterol 13mg5%
Sodium 62mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 9.9g4%

Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Protein 0.9g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.