Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Missy Q's Nutmeg Cookies

Missy Q's Nutmeg Cookies

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From the kitchen of Melissa

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
8 minutes
3-4 dozen
Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg, beaten
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 bowl sugar to dip the balls in


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Cream shortening and sugar.  Add molasses and egg.  Beat well.

  3. Add dry ingredients to mixture.

  4. Roll into balls.

  5. Roll in granulated sugar and place 12 balls on baking sheet.

  6. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes.


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