2 tablespoons brown sugar (and a few more pinches for step 2)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg, well-beaten
1/2 cup flour, sifted
1 pinch salt
1 pinch cinnamon
2 pinches nutmeg
1 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
1. Cream the brown sugar and butter. Add the egg, sifted flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; beat well. If you like old-fashioned flavor, add 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds to the batter at this point.
2. Drop by small flattened spoonfuls, well apart, on a greased cookie sheet. Put a pinch of brown sugar on the top of each cookie and bake 8 minutes in a 425-degree oven. You can also add a half walnut or a sliced, blanched almond on top of each cookie before baking.