Grandma Millie’s Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Grandma Millie’s Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Submitted by Jennifer Maple


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. good quality nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • * Icing or colored sugar to decorate


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Beat together shortening, sugar, and eggs. Add vanilla and milk. Combine 3 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, soda, and nutmeg together and stir into the wet ingredients. Add enough flour to make a relatively soft but easy to work with dough. On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to approximately 1/4-inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Sprinkle with colored sugar if not planning to frost. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for about 8 minutes or until “set” when touched but not yet browned. Do not overbake. Cool for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to a rack covered with wax paper to cool. Once cooled, frost if desired. Store for up to 10 days at room temperature.