Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nutmeg Sparklers

Nutmeg Sparklers
6 Tbsp. Red colored Sugar
1 tsp. ground Nutmeg, divided
3 cups flour
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 cup Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  In a small bowl, combine the red sugar with 1/2 tsp. nutmeg.  Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combined the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and remaining 1/2 tsp. nutmeg.  Set aside.
In a mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between.  Mix in the vanilla.  Blend at low speed for about 3 minutes until well mixed.  Gradually add the dry ingredients. 
Roll rounded teaspoons of dough in sugar/nutmeg mixture into 1 inch balls.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.  Cool on wire racks.  Makes about 5 dozen cookies.