250g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
125g butter or margarine
100g caster sugar
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/ 180C.
Mix the flour, nutmeg, baking powder and salt together.
In another bowl cream the butter with 100g caster sugar until it is light and pale in colour then beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until the mixture comes together.
Mix the two tablespoons of sugar and the cinnamon together and put it on a plate.
Squidge out small blobs of the mixture (about the size of a walnut) with your hands and roll them into balls. Then roll each ball in the plate of cinnamon sugar mix so that they are completely covered.
Place them on a baking sheet that has been covered with baking parchment.
Bake for about 15 minutes.
Original recipe by Nigella Lawson