Nutmeg Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted
butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered
1/2 cup salad oil
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1/2 cup butter,
granulated sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add oil, egg, and vanilla and
beat until well blended.
2. In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Stir into
butter mixture, then beat until well blended. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and
freeze until dough is firm, about 1 hour.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on buttered 12-
by 15-inch baking sheets. Press each cookie with the lightly floured tines of a
fork to flatten slightly.
4. Bake cookies in a 350° regular or convection oven until edges are lightly
browned, 8 to 10 minutes; if baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their
positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then
use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.
YIELD: 3 Dozen