Nutmeg Balls

(from Mainergirl’s recipe box)

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes


  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 & 1/3 cup ground blanched almonds
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar with 1/2 tsp nutmeg mixed in


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla and almonds. Sift flour and nutmeg into butter and mix well. Shape into small balls 3/4" diameter and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 25 min at 300 until bottoms are lightly browned and cookies are set. Let stand for 2 min, then roll in powdered sugar/nutmeg mixture and place on wire rack to cool completely. Roll again in sugar before storing. Makes ~5 dozen.

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