the first dessert I baked for my then-fiance was red velvet cake, and he was hooked...I love to cook, and my 3 daughters are following in my footsteps. This is a collection of recipes that we love. Feel free to comment - good, bad, indifferent - if you try any, let me know how they turn out.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nutmeg Meltaways

these are very good - we make them every Christmas. My 8yr old daughter is making them for the county fair next week. (from Taste of Home magazine)

  • 30 Servings

  • Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling

  • Ingredients

    • 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


    • 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.
    • 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.
    • In a shallow bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and nutmeg. Gently roll cooled cookies in sugar mixture. Yield: about 5 dozen.


    1. Are these also called Mexican Wedding Cookies? the recipe looks familiar...

    2. Hi Nanda - they are very similar, except these add nutmeg to the powdered sugar - which is really tasty!