The flavor similarity is spot on, only in this case it takes the form of a crisp edged, chewy soft center with a sweet glaze. The flavor really comes from the nutmeg, and though I don’t often get picky with ingredients, I do believe in fresh nutmeg. You can buy some right here, and you use your rasp grater to grate what you need (I never measure it after grating, just approximate). It’s a little thing but think it makes a big difference.
These cookies are so good that my neighbor Alyssa, who I force food on pretty often, deemed these her favorite cookie I’ve ever made her! That’s saying something! I had to brush my teeth immediately after eating dinner so that I wouldn’t eat a third cookie that day, and the next afternoon I had to hide them! From myself! They’re nut free and I’m sure would freeze well, so they’d be a great lunchbox cookie. They also couldn’t be easier to make, what with the melted butter. No mixer required! If you want them perfectly round without having to roll them, invest if one of these babies. I use mine a ton.
1 tsp. baking soda