One type of tree that we grow on our sustainable organic farms is the evergreen tree that produces the nutmeg fruit. Nutmeg is a flavor-packed spice which is often used in pumpkin, eggnog and Christmas-goodie recipes. Nutmeg is a powerful spice, so be sure to keep in mind that a little goes a very long way!
½ cup butter
⅓ cup white sugar
⅔ packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth.
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Combine the flour, cream of tartar, salt and nutmeg; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended.
Divide dough and shape into rolls 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in aluminum foil and store in refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to one week.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Slice the logs into rounds about 1/4-inch thick. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet.
Bake the cookies until the edges are light brown, about 8 minutes.