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Megans Cookin: Buttermilk Cookies with Nutmeg and Sour Cream Frosting

Friday, October 23, 2009

Buttermilk Cookies with Nutmeg and Sour Cream Frosting

12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies!

9 weeks left till Christmas.

I bet you don't want to hear that… but I’m excited. I love Christmas time. The smells, the lights, the food. We’ve scaled way back in the last few years, so it’s not the commercial hustle and bustle anymore but a sacred, slower, meaningful time that is shared with friends and family.

Buttermilk Cookies w/ Nutmeg

This week I bring you comfort and joy… I mean,… I bring you Buttermilk Cookies with Nutmeg and Sour Cream Frosting. These were like a glass of eggnog in a cookie. They make you all warm and cozy inside. So I guess maybe I am bringing you some comfort and joy!  :-)

Buttermilk Cookies w/ Nutmeg

A delicate tender cookie that would adapt to many flavors. I was thinking you could swap out cinnamon, cardamom, or even chai spice  for the nutmeg. Or how about a vanilla cookie with a maple frosting? This could be a fantastic base recipe with many possibilities .

Buttermilk Cookies w/ Nutmeg

The teen said, “ YUM! It taste like a sugar cookie.”

The Hubby said, It’s like a sugar cookie on steroids.”

I said, “Please pass the cookies and milk!”

Buttermilk Cookies w/ Nutmeg

Buttermilk Cookies With Nutmeg

(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 TBSP buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together sugar and butter until well combined. Add eggs, mixing until incorporated.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. With the mixer running, add flour, alternating with buttermilk and beginning and ending with flour; mix until well combined.
  4. Using a heaping teaspoon, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Bake until edges are slightly brown, about 10 minutes or until set.
  5. Let cool completely. Frost with Sour Cream Frosting. If desired, sprinkle with additional nutmeg.

Sour Cream Frosting

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla extract

In a medium bowl. beat sour cream. butter, and vanilla with  an electric beater till smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating on low until well incorporated and spreadable.

More Christmas Cookies!

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Lime Meltaways

Lemon Luscious Snow Capped Cookies 

Brickle Cookies



I’m linking this to Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum. Please go check out the other Friday Foodies!

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Blogger April said...

I'll take some of that comfort and joy with a big glass of milk!! They look awesome!

October 23, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

I love buttermilk cookies, they are so soft. I will be trying these for sure!

October 23, 2009 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger ann low said...

Looks so yummy! I love your presentation.

October 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

These would definitely bring me comfort and joy! I like all the suggestions for variations!

October 23, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

What a great description.. glass of eggnog in a cookie! Im trying these. They sound so festive!

October 23, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love eggnog so I'm sure in cookie form it's fabulous!

October 23, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Coleens Recipes said...

What a festive looking cookie for the cookie exchange...excellent.

October 23, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Liz Harrell said...

Oh wow... these look fantastic!

October 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

They look beautiful and your description of them has made me hungry. I'm an eggnog fan.

October 23, 2009 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love eggnog and a cookie that taste like a cup sounds YUMMY!!!

October 23, 2009 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

I love these - so soft and sweet and a little spicy from the nutmeg, mmmm!!

October 23, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

These look scrumptious! I love a great frosted cookie and the maple idea sounds fantastic. Delicious!!

October 23, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I've made a very similar cookie, but not with spice. Mine had a little lemon zest, then festive sprinkles. Yum. I'll have to try these nutmeg and sour cream ones!

October 23, 2009 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

It looks like a cookie that would be very complicated to make but darn, it's so easy. I'm definitely making these!

October 23, 2009 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Lori (All That Splatters) said...

These look wonderful. I'm definitely printing out this recipe! Thanks -

October 24, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Your husbands comment made me laugh:)

October 24, 2009 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

At first I thought these were ricotta cookies but when I read further, I was blown away - these sound absolutely amazing! I've never made buttermilk cookies before. These look like the perfect holiday cookie :)

October 24, 2009 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Megan, you have won my heart (again!!) with this recipe. These cookies are right up my alley!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these!

October 25, 2009 at 3:25 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

i have never had buttermilk cookies, but they look divine!

October 25, 2009 at 7:29 AM  

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