If you like nutmeg, you’ll love these delicatesugar cookies with their strong nutmeg flavor. A drizzle of chocolateadds a finishing touch.
Recipe: Nutmeg-Laced SugarCookies
4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup sour cream 1 large egg 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Sift together flour, nutmeg, baking powder,baking soda and salt; set aside.
With an electric mixer, blend sugar andbutter until light and fluffy. Add sour cream, egg, lemon peeland vanilla; mix until smooth. With the mixer on low speed, slowlyadd dry ingredients until completely incorporated. Remove doughfrom mixer, divide in half and wrap each half in plastic; chillfor 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Remove dough (one at a time) from refrigeratorand unwrap. On a floured surface, roll out to 1/8-inch thick.Using a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place on anungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edgesturn pale golden brown. Remove cookies from oven and place ona rack to cool.
In a microwave, heat chocolate on highfor 1 minute. Remove and stir. Heat an additional 30 seconds;stir again until smooth. Using the tip of a fork, drizzle chocolateon each cookie. Allow chocolate to harden before serving.
Makes 36 cookies.
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