Nutmeg Refrigerator Cookies

Nutmeg Refrigerator Cookies


"Crisp, sweet and chewy--a basic refrigerator cookie."


2 h 28 m servings 40 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 40 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, salt and nutmeg; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Divide dough and shape into rolls 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in aluminum foil and store in refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to one week.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Slice the logs into rounds about 1/4-inch thick. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake the cookies until the edges are light brown, about 8 minutes.
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  1. 8 Ratings


These have such a marvelous flavor. They look very plain, but so what? Be sure to take them out of the oven before they are overdone, or else they will get hard when they cool.

I think that these were not really my families taste more than anything, but we found the texture to be too chewy (not really crisp and not really soft). I liked the taste of the nutmeg and tho...

I don't like to give unfavourable reviews, but this recipe just didn't have enough flavour for me. I made the 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg a very rounded one, but the cookies still just weren't spicy eno...

These were good cookies. They turned out almost cake-like for me. I halved the recipe but next time will make the whole recipe. Very flavorful.

Great texture and flavor. They taste better the next day (though there was question as to whether or not any would last that long!). Very easy to make.

These were very good -- kids liked them too.

These were nice. Next time I'll bump up the nutmeg...and over baking is not a good thing for these cookies.. agreed