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This is a great opportunity to share your favorite cookie recipe with the world! Have you ever baked up some nutmeg cookies? This list of most popular recipes will provide you with some inspiration.

What is a Nutmeg Cookie?

A Nutmeg Cookie is one of the most popular cookies in the world. It is made from a mixture of sugar, butter, eggs, and nutmeg. The cookie was originally created in America, and it is believed that it was developed as a way to use up leftover eggnog.

Today, the Nutmeg Cookie is enjoyed all over the world. It is especially popular in Europe, where it is often served with ice cream or whipped cream. In America, the Nutmeg Cookie is usually eaten as a snack.

Types of Nutmeg Cookies

There are a variety of Nutmeg Cookie recipes out there, but the most popular ones are variations of sugar cookie. These cookies are often decorated with nuts or chocolate chips and are perfect for any occasion.

Other popular Nutmeg Cookie recipes include sugar cookies with toasted hazelnuts or dark chocolate chips. These cookies are also great for gifts because they can be personalized to match the recipient’s preferences.

If you’re looking for a special treat, try variations of chocolate chip cookies that include ground nutmeg. This spice gives the cookies a unique flavor that is sure to please.

History of Nutmeg Cookies

Nutmeg cookies are one of the most popular cookies in the world. They are typically a sugar cookie that is flavored with nutmeg.

The history of nutmeg cookies is interesting. They are thought to have originated in India, where they were often given as gifts to royalty. In fact, it is said that the first recipe for a nutmeg cookie was written in 17th century India.

Today, nutmeg cookies are popular all over the world. They can be found in many different flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, and peppermint. Some people even make them into ice cream sandwiches!

Old-fashioned sugar Nutmeg Cookies Recipe

There are many popular Nutmeg Cookie recipes out there, but the best ever is definitely the recipe that follows. These cookies are so easy to make and they are sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them.

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
Add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and nutmeg. Gradually add to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in salt to taste. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons 2 inches (5 cm) apart onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown around the edges. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Best Ever Sour Cream Nutmeg Cookie Recipe

This sour cream nutmeg cookie recipe is my tried and true favorite. My husband asked me to make them for his coworkers recently, and they went a bit crazy! I was asked to make more the very next day. He said it was so good that he couldn’t stop eating it, and that means a lot coming from someone who has been known to devour all the cookies I bake. You can use your favorite vanilla cookie dough if you like or simply use my really, really easy recipe below.

My favorite flavor of sugar cookie dough is made with butter, softened butter and sugar instead of shortening or lard. The color is bright yellow. The flavor is just sooooo good! You can buy a pre-made cookie dough, but here’s my favorite no fail recipe for homemade sour cream nutmeg cookies.

2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract


Beat together the butter and sugars until pale and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla. Stop beating when the dough becomes too stiff to work with. Place the dough in an airtight container and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight (this helps it firm up). On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to 1/4 inch – or less, depending on how thin you’d like them. Cut into whatever shapes you’d like and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes (my oven is gas so I normally have to check it every 5 minutes). Allow the cookies to cool completely before serving with melted butter and a dollop of sour cream.

You can also mix the dough into melted chocolate chips, white chips or sprinkles! My mother used to make these cookies for me and when I got married she started making them for my husband as well.

My mom loves this recipe and she said if you’re not “gung-ho” about adding nuts to cookie dough you can use half butter/half oil instead. They still taste amazing, just a little less chunky and crumbly with no added fat (yay!).


Cookies are one of the most popular desserts in the world, and for good reason. They’re simple to make (especially with some of these recipes!), they can be made in a variety of flavors, and they always taste delicious.

Bake some of the cookies shown in this article if you’re looking for some great cookie recipes that everyone will love.

My mouth is already watering at the thought of eating them all!