Quick and Easy Drop Cookies With Nutmeg

Quick and easy drop cookies

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 18 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen (36 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
862 Calories
85g Fat
26g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 dozen (36 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 862
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 85g 109%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Protein 12g
Calcium 108mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These cookies are super easy to make with basic pantry ingredients. The nutmeg gives them an eggnog flavor, and the pecan halves dress them up nicely. For a richer tasting cookie, melted butter may be substituted.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375 F/190 C/Gas 5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat, or grease it lightly.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

  3. Mix together vegetable oil and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract.

  4. Add flour mixture to the sugar mixture all at once; stir until well blended.

  5. Drop by teaspoons onto the prepared cookie sheets. Lightly press a pecan half into the top of each cookie.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges.

  7. Let cool for about 2 to 3 minutes on baking sheets. Remove from baking sheets to a wire rack to cool completely.