Dixie Sugar Cookies

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This is my Mom's recipe. She is German and these are soft and cake like in texture and made with nutmeg. They are one of our family's favorites!

INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl blend the shortening, salt, lemon zest and nutmeg together. Add the sugar and beat well. Beat in the eggs and milk and mix until well combined.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda together. Add to the shortening mixture and blend until combined.
  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheets and flatten with a glass. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 12 minutes. Enjoy!