Saturday, December 1, 2012

Star Nutmeg Cookies with Frosting

Star Nutmeg Cookies with Frosting

I had the privilege of writing an article for a friends website.  I discussed how on a balmy July day I was inspired to host a Christmas Cookie Exchange. I touch on a bit of "insider information" regarding what works for me in hosting the party and how it has evolved into a family tradition.  If you have a chance please take a peek at the article:  Local in Bellingham

Here's the nummy recipe for the bright cookies that are featured in that article:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons bourbon vanilla extract


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • nutmeg to decorate
Yield 3 dozen: Star Nutmeg Cookies with Frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour and nutmeg in a bowl.  In a mixer, add butter and sugar- mix well.  Add the egg, bourbon vanilla extract and mix again.  Next, add the flour mixture & mix.  Chill for about 15 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll out dough and cut with star shaped cookie cutters. Bake for 13 minutes. Let cool on a rack.


In a mixer add butter and bourbon vanilla extract. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar and milk. Frost cooled cookies and decorate with nutmeg.

Recipe adapted from Portland's Palate. 

What holiday cookie do you make each year?

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