A little Information about Nutmeg…
Nutmeg also known as “Pala” in Indonesia is one of the two spices derived from several species of trees in the genus Myristica. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas (or Spice Islands) of Indonesia.
Nutmeg is the seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20 to 30 mm (0.8 to 1.2 in) long and 15 to 18 mm (0.6 to 0.7 in) wide, and weighing between 5 and 10 g (0.2 and 0.4 oz) dried. The first harvest of nutmeg trees takes place 7–9 years after planting, and the trees reach full production after twenty years.
Nutmeg is usually used in powdered form. This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices, obtained from different parts of the plant. Several other commercial products are also produced from the trees, including essential oils, extracted oleoresins, and nutmeg butter.
Yield: 12 Cookies
1 cup flour
1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
1⁄2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts (optional)
1 cup chocolate chips
Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg.
Stir in dry ingredients.
Add the chocolate chips
Drop by spoonfuls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10-14 minutes.
After Cooling Down, Sprinkle some more Ground Nutmeg In Your Cookies (Optional)
Notes: Make sure to use an Ice Cream Scoop for your Cookies and also use an Oven with the correct temperature. I’ll also make sure to add more Nutmeg, the next time I make these cookies again.