Life Through Food: Nutmeg Roll-Out Cookies

By: GreBeL

A couple weeks ago, the GSA had their holiday party, so I made plenty of goodies for all the sweethearts! Of course, I made Krumkake to share, as well as many different kinds of cookies. One of my family’s favorites, though, is Nutmeg Roll-Out Cookies, a sugary little biscuit that can be decorated with frosting, sprinkles, or anything you decide! (I personally prefer royal frosting as it is easier to stack)


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Crisco Shortening (solid)
  • 1 heaping cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and shortening in a stand mixer, kneading excess flour into crumbles. In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda and sugar with a fork. Beat the eggs in a small bowl. Pour the eggs, milk, nutmeg, and vanilla into the sugar mixture. Combine wet ingredients with the flour mixture in the stand mixer and keep stirring until the batter is smooth.

Flour a large cutting board and rolling pin. Take a section of the dough and roll out on the cutting board until it is approximately 1/2 an inch thick. Use cookie cutters to form desired shape. Place the cookies on a baking sheet (this is where you would add sprinkles/colored sugar).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place cookie sheet on the middle rack. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until cookies look puffy. Take the cookies out of the oven and place them on a cooling rack overnight. once all of the cookies are cool, you can decorate them how you see fit, or you can place the bare cookies in a bag and put them in the freezer for up to a year.

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