It’s Holiday Cookie Week and we’re going to make easy holiday nutmeg cookies that just may have you a bit more jolly than usual… read on to find out why!
We are kicking off the holiday season here at My Wee Abode with Cookie Week, hosted by Maryann from Domestically Speaking. Maryann is a new friend, and a sweet one at that, and I’m thrilled and excited that she let me be a part of this wonderful blog hop this week! Thanks, Maryann!
Join me and EIGHTEEN of my blogging friends as we share some of our favorite seasonal cookies with you! (Make sure to visit all the links at the bottom of this post.)
If you are visiting from My Family Thyme, welcome! I’m sure you enjoyed seeing Lynne’s recipes for White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies! LOVE cranberries in baked items!
EASY HOLIDAY NUTMEG COOKIES
We’re startin’ off by keeping it real here. These easy holiday nutmeg cookies were not a favorite of mine or my family’s… until this week!!! (Hah… gotcha!)
You wanna know why?
Because we had never had them before this week!
But, one of our all-time favorite holiday treats is a cake my sister makes. It’s called… wait for it. Nutmeg Cake!
When I found out I was going to be part of Cookie Week, I decided I wanted to fashion my holiday cookie recipe after my sister’s amazing cake. So I asked her to remind me what was in the cake.
What You’ll Need
The complete recipe with measurements and ingredients are posted in the recipe card below, but I just thought I would give you a visual.
Do you see that tall bottle with the amber liquid in it? Yep… I TOLD you that you might be a little more jolly after eating these cookies!
Teasing aside, the sherry wine bakes out of the cookies (in case you were worried) and it is one of the two major ingredients that make these cookies (and my sister’s cake) taste so amazing!
Of course, the other ingredient that you CAN’T do without is… NUTMEG! I know… shocking, right?
The nutmeg and the sherry wine are the two “secret” elements that make my sister’s nutmeg cake a long-time family tradition at the holidays. And now these cookies will join the ranks!
Tips for Making Easy Holiday Nutmeg Cookies
Here are some quick tips on how to make these yummy nutmeg cookies with sherry wine:
- Mix all the main ingredients (but not the flour… yet) into a bowl (use a glass bowl… my aluminum one doesn’t work as well as glass)… 1a. The mixture will be pretty wet and sticky.
- Add about 3/4 cup flour, one spoonful at a time, mixing in each spoonful with a wooden spoon or spatula (the amount of flour will vary depending on the weather and where you live) 2a. The dough will still be a bit wet, but much thicker and ‘stiffer’. Place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
- Mix your sugar coating.
- Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and roll dough into golf ball size rounds. Coat in sugar and place balls on a parchment covered cookie sheet.
- Bake for 7 minutes, then take a plastic cup with a 2-3 inch bottom and smoosh the cookies to about a 1/2 inch thickness. Bake for 7 more minutes. Remove from oven, cool, and ice.
See, super easy to make!
Eat and Enjoy
When I made these cookies for the first time last week, I was at my daughter’s home. (Living in a wee abode, I needed a larger kitchen to accomplish this cookie post! ;-)) I let her be my guinea pig…
She took one bite and said, “Mmm” and then she said, “MMMMM!”
And you know what, I kid you not, every single family member (and a couple of friends, too) has had the EXACT same reaction. These cookies taste delicious, and the flavor just gets better with every bite (and chew)!
If you like eggnog, you’ll LOVE these easy holiday cookies. If you DON’T like eggnog, you’ll LOVE these easy holiday cookies. They give a nod to the eggnog flavor, but my “eggnog-is-yucky” daughter loves these cookies!
Yep… definitely a new family favorite!
And, these holiday cookies are great for Christmas, as well as Thanksgiving!
My sister even says they are a great breakfast food!
I’m thinkin’ you probably shouldn’t have these cookies before noon… after all, they DO have wine in them!
Ready to make these yummy cookies for your holiday?
Be sure to come back tomorrow for the last day of our wonderful holiday Cookie Week!
Easy Spritz Cookies (not pictured)