Start by creaming the butter and the sugar. Mix well until they are well combined and have lightened in colour.
Add the eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well.
Add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and freshly grated nutmeg. combine gently until well mixed.
The nutmeg is the secret ingredient. It will have a far superior flavour if it is freshly grated.
Press the dough into the sprinkles gently so that the whole bottom surface is covered with the sprinkles.
Flp the cookies over so that the sprinkles are on the top. Put them onto an ungreased cookie sheet pan. Bake them for 8-10 minutes.
I like to bake these cookies until they just start to turn golden.
They are just so delicious. A great treat to share with the class. Excellent for bake sales.
They freeze very well too, if they last that long.
1 cup room temperature butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 large container multi coloured round sprinkles