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Nutmeg Refrigerator Cookies Recipe

Nutmeg Refrigerator Cookies

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

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    2 hrs 28 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 20, 2010

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 thought they complemented a cup of coffee nicely, the rest of the family didn't think they had enough flavor.


8 Ratings

Dec 29, 2010

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 enough for me. I won't be making these again.

Sep 08, 2009

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.

Aug 15, 2007

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.

Aug 29, 2002

These were very good -- kids liked them too.

Nov 05, 2013

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


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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