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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Sugar Cookies with Maple Butter & Fresh Nutmeg {Christmas Cookie Week #ChristmasCookies}

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Let me just say that this is the world's BEST sugar cookie. Why? Because it uses very simple, basic ingredients, tastes wonderfully tender and buttery, AND it is a drop cookie! That means no time-consuming rolling and cutting....just easy drops off the end of the spoon. And this cookie is absolutely melt-in-your mouth good!
With the addition of maple butter and fresh nutmeg, you will positively swoon!

Here is the recipe and it comes from my Grandmother's kitchen. 
We have used this recipe for years!

{makes 3 1/2 dozen}
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 tbsp milk
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Then add milk and vanilla.
2. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
3.Add flour mixture to butter mixture gradually. Beat until mixed to form soft dough.
4. Roll dough into 1.5 inch balls.
5. Flatten with a fork and bake  in 325 oven for 8-10 minutes.Let cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes.Then transfer to cooling rack.
Now to make the maple butter.

Maple Butter

1/2 cup butter
1.5-2 cups icing sugar
2-3 tbsp. maple syrup

1. Mix together butter and icing sugar and maple syrup until smooth and fluffy.
2. Spread on cooled cookies as desired.
 And this my friends is fresh nutmeg. You can find it usually in a bulk food section with baking spices. It is fragrant and lovely and nothing beats fresh nutmeg. It is so good on cookies and on top of whipped cream for any dessert or hot drink. On eggnog...totally dreamy!
Using a tiny grater like this one, grate fresh nutmeg over the maple-butter frosted cookies.
The cookies will smell and taste delicious!
And then you will need to hide them if you want them to last until Christmas because they are VERY hard to resist!
And in case you missed Day 1, I shared these Peppermint Bark Cookies.
And Day 2 featured these cute Christmas Chip Cookies.

Don't forget to hop on over to see what the rest of the Christmas Cookies Week Gang is making today too!

Thank you so much for visiting! 
See you with another cookie treat tomorrow!

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anangloinquebec said...

Wow, and "fresh nutmeg" like that must taste amazing. I have only ever bought nutmeg in a bag...sounds terrible just writing that but I am going to go find me some "real" fresh nutmeg. I love this idea.

Jo-Anna@APrettyLife said...

These look great Angie! I love the addition of fresh nutmeg...I've never tried that before! Have a great day!

JoKnows said...

What a wonderful, inventive variation on a traditional recipe Angie! Lovely!

Virginia said...

MMMM, these look so yummy! A must try!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I have never bought fresh nutmeg, but you have inspired me. They look delish.

Cindy said...

Thank you for another wonderful recipe, Angie, I will pin it again!

Art @ Home said...

All hail the mapliciousness of it all....that butter on top of the sugar cookies sounds so wonderful....I want to make these for sure!!!

Paula Schuck said...

Pinning this so I can make it later. The butter on top of these sugar cookies makes me so hungry right now. I have such a sweet tooth it's not even funny. You have a gorgeous blog Angie and you are very talented. Don't ever forget that. I am amazed at the variety of recipes and crafts and travels. I don't know how you do it all actually.

Sophie H said...

Hi. This recipe looks amazing and I can't wait to make them for Christmas. I just have three quick questions: what sugar and what flour is used in the cookie recipe? And could this cookie recipe be rolled out and cut into shapes? Thank you for your help and I love your recipes and blog!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

These look so pretty, and I'm sure they're so delicious! Love the idea of putting nutmeg on top!

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