Grandma Abbey's Christmas Cookies

Grandma Abbey's Christmas Cookies

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"Grandma Abbey made these cookies for my MIL (her granddaughter) when she was a child in the 1930's. They're my husband's favorite. With a delicate nutmeg flavor, they stand up nicely to frosting. Grandpa Boskat, my MIL's father, always preferred his with sugar sprinkled on top, but Grandma Boskat frosted the rest for her children."


1 h 25 m servings 245 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Combine the nutmeg, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl. Stir in the buttermilk and add this mixture to the creamed ingredients. Gradually stir in the flour one cup at a time. If dough is still too sticky to roll, gradually add more flour until you can form the dough into a ball. Cover and chill dough for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake until no indentation remains when cookies are lightly touched, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on rack.
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  1. 6 Ratings


I was a little heavy handed with the flour when the dough did not quickly form as ball as directed, and so ended up with slightly cakier cookies than I expected. Otherwise, very tasty and easy ...

I love this recipe and my kids did too! The taste is great!!!

I don't recommend making these if you want to use cookie cutters. The dough is too wet despite adding a lot more flour than recommended. The flavor is OK but nothing special. I wouldn't both...

Grace made me these for Christmas and gave me the recipe that I later lost. She said you have to do it by hand, a little of this and that until it's just right. I'm pleased to see her recipe is ...

ok so here's what i did; i was closer to 5 and a half cups of flour because i mixed by hand it wasn't completely solid when i put it in the fridge but looked like dough. i left it over night and...

When I added the buttermilk to the flour which the directions implies I got something like a silly putty mixture which doesn't even mix smoothly. Plus based on the other reviews I will try anoth...