This is a good basic cookie recipe that makes plain cookies perfect for icing and decorating as Christmas cookies or as decorated cookies for any occasion.
I love this recipe! I use 4 cups of flour, instead of 5 to give them a bit more of a chewy texture. Sometimes I add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to give them a kick! - 07 Jan 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is VERY (granny's calls for 4 1/2 cups of flour)similar to the recipe my grandmother has made for decades. The nutmeg is the best part of these tasty cookies. It isn't Christmas without them. - 11 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was trying to find a sour cream cookie recipe like my mom used to make. This seemed pretty close so I tried it. I did not care for this recipe at all. The nutmeg is overpowering and the cookie has a strange consistency. We made these on Christmas Eve last year and my 4 year old was afraid Santa wouldn't leave her any toys because the cookies were "so yucky". My mom has since found her old recipe and sent it to me. No more yucky cookies for Santa this year. - 24 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)