Lemon and Nutmeg Cookies

Lemon and Nutmeg Cookies


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About this recipe: These soft, cake-like cookies are easy to make and utterly delicious. They are flavoured with grated lemon zest and ground nutmeg. Once you make them, they will become a firm favourite.

Barb Johnson

Serves: 3 - 4 dozen

  • 100g margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Line baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, blend the margarine, salt, lemon zest and nutmeg together. Add the sugar and beat well. Beat in the eggs and milk and mix until well combined.
  3. Sieve flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together. Add to the margarine mixture and blend until combined.
  4. Drop teaspoons of the batter onto baking trays and flatten with the bottom of a glass. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake at 190 C / Gas 5 for 8 to 12 minutes. Enjoy!

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Doubled the quantity, added some ginger and the zest of a whole lemon. Added the juice of the lemon instead of one tbspn of milk. Absolutely yummy! - 24 Jan 2014

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