Friday, July 2, 2010

Nutmeg Meltaways (by Kyla)

Kyla has been begging me to make these cookies for about a week now. She's really started liking to bake and cook which I like (except for the mess afterwards...although she is getting better at cleaning up after herself!) One of her favorite pastimes is to look through my cook books and find things that look good to her. I think I'm creating a monster!!:) Anyway, these were really good and she was so proud of herself for making them all by herself (I only told her how to make ground almonds and how to soften the butter!)

Nutmeg Meltaways
Recipe from Taste of Home
1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
3/4 cup ground almonds (about 3 ounces), toasted (I completely looked over that, so obviously I didn't have Kyla toast them and they still turned out...but they may be better it the almonds were toasted...)
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Gradually add flour, mix well. Stir in the almonds. Shape into 1 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Combine confectioner's sugar and nutmeg. Gently roll cooled cookies in sugar mixture. Make about 5 dozen.
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