Wednesday, February 25, 2009

squarebakery's Favorite Sugar Cookies

These cookies are delicious and usually round, but I've made them square. Vanilla and nutmeg give these cookies an earthy flavor. The topping, a combination of an egg white wash and sprinkled with a sugar mix, (granulated, raw and sparkling sugars) bakes into a crusty, caramelized crunch - perfect for tea time.

I had never used whole nutmeg before but gave it a try using my new KitchenAid fine grater. I don't think I'll ever use ground nutmeg again. The aroma and taste are incredible! I highly recommend purchasing a fine grater if you don't already have one in your kitchen drawer. Also use your grater for chocolate or zesting citrus.

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