2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Ground nutmeg (optional)
Stir together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
Beat butter with an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds.
Add sugar; beat until fluffy.
Add eggs; beat well.
Add flour mixture; beat until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Chill, covered, for 1 hour.
Roll dough 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 2 1/2-inch rounds with a cookie cutter.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.
Bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until very light brown.
Makes about 70 cookies.
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