These might be the most unusual sugar cookie you’ll ever experience! Kind of like a sweet, soft biscuit, these cookies are super addictive and have been a family favorite for over 100 years.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, and nutmeg together very, very, well , until the mixture is very soft and pliable to the touch. (If you make these cookies and the texture isn’t soft and tender, it either means you didn’t cream the shortening, sugar, and nutmeg good enough, or you’ve added too much flour to your dough.)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly flour a work surface, then place small batches of the dough out onto the prepared work surface; lightly flour the top of the dough, then use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to about ½” thickness. Use a floured glass or cookie cutter to cut out the dough, placing them onto a greased baking sheet.