Nutmeg Bites

Monday, 4 February 2013

Nigella calls these Snickerdoodles, though for the life of me I can't figure out why.  They have nothing to do with Snickers. They don't even have anything to do with chocolate.  I must be missing something clever.

My friend, Helen, suggested I call these Nutmeg Bites instead which I thought was very fitting, so Nutmeg Bites it is.

My cat, Tabitha, is also a great fan.

Nutmeg Bites
(Source: Nigella Lawson's How To Be A Domestic Goddess)
Yield: 25-30 balls

for the bites
250g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
100g caster sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

for the coating
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

+ Pre-heat oven to 180C.
+ Line a large baking tray.

1. Combine the flour, nutmeg, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
2. Cream the butter with 100g of the sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
4. Stir in the dry ingredients until mixed.
5. Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon on a plate.
6. With your fingers, squidge out pieces of dough and roll between the palms of your hands into walnut-sized balls.
7. Roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and arrange on your baking sheet.  Allow an inch or two between them as they spread slightly.
8. Bake for fifteen minutes until golden brown.  Take the tray out of the oven and allow them to sit for one minute, before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


  1. aww Tabitha <3 <3 these look so yum Tash!xx

    1. She's 19 now! Perfectly fine other than the odd lack of marbles. Thank you, they are really yummy. You should definitely try them! xx

  2. These look delicious, i love your jar too (:

    1. Thank you! I like your blog title. I'll come and check it out soon!



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