You probably have all the ingredients for these delicious sugar cookies in your pantry already, which makes them incredibly easy to pull together. They can be eaten plain or they can be decorated in any number of ways. You can hand form the dough or you can roll it out and cut it into shapes with cookie cutters. You can even roll it into a log, chill it, and cut slices to lay on the cookie sheet and bake. The versatility of the sugar cookie is one of the reasons this is my favorite cookie.
The key to our Best Ever Sugar Cookies is the secret ingredient: nutmeg. Ground nutmeg will certainly do, but whole nutmeg keeps longer, tastes richer and can be freshly ground with a grinder (we like to keep a separate grinder just for spices), zester or grater. The nutmeg adds a sweetly spiced flavor to what would otherwise be a basic cookie. If you pass these out for the holidays, you will certainly have people asking for your secret.