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Nutmeg Meltaways Recipe

Nutmeg Meltaways Recipe

My family and friends have enjoyed these melt-in-your mouth cookies since I first began making them years ago. I love to bake and try to keep the cookie jar filled. For the holidays, the dusting of nutmeg is a tasty touch. --Judy Burdette Kettering, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling YIELD:30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds (about 3 ounces), toasted
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in almonds. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • 2. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  • 3. In a shallow bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and nutmeg. Gently roll cooled cookies in sugar mixture. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 128 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein .

Reviews for Nutmeg Meltaways

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zephcat 215712
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Used to love this recipe. Going to try to lake it gluten free and dairy free... Wish me luck!"

homemadewithlove 214967
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"A favorite Christmas cookie. Love nutmeg!"

praterfarms 51838
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"made these cookies for the first time for my Christmas cookie plate they were the first ones gone everyone loved them. I make them alot."

manga 24421
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2012

"took these to work and got a lot of compliments. Everyone liked them."

trudypost 26056
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"These were ok but not really worth the work in my opinion. The cookies took a lot longer than the 18-20 minutes to cook and I got less than 3 dozen even though the recipe states it makes 5 dozen."

deb_heffletoe 31785
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"So incredibly good, but very fragile cookies!"

JdunnCS 84449
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"This is a great holiday recipe that is simular to Wedding cookies. The nutmeg and almonds add new flavor to a great recipe."

robbielea 26017
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"I have been making this recipe for 10 years.I usually end up making it a couple of time during the Holiday season.They are quick and easy to make.I buy snowman shaped cookie plate and add these along with a couple of other of my favorite cookies to give away as tasty treats for friends and family."

MeloraH 84447
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"I have tried several recipes similar to this one and it is my favorite. It is the first cookie recipe I make for Christmas every year. They are always gone."

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