Nutmeg Meltaways
Recipe type: High Altitude
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (3 oz) ground pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the salt and vanilla.
  3. Beat in the flour and ground pecans until a dough forms.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill for 1-2 hours until firm enough to handle.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  6. Roll the dough into 1" balls and place 2" apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake for about 13-15 minutes, or until the edges are just slightly golden brown.
  8. Cool completely on wire racks.
  9. Combine the powdered sugar and ground nutmeg.
  10. Roll each cookie in the powdered sugar mixture.
  11. Makes about 2½ dozen cookies.
Recipe by High Altitude Bakes at