Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Sift or stir to combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and nutmeg.
Set dry ingredients aside. In a mixing bowl, combine shortening, sugar and eggs.
Cream until light and fluffy. Blend in cream, vanilla and lemon juice.
Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix slowly until combined (stir with a wooden spoon of your mixer can’t handle the cookie dough).
Divide dough into thirds and make 3 balls. Roll each ball on a floured surface to approx. 1/4” thickness.
Use your favorite cookie or biscuit cutters. Cookies may be decorated with sugar prior to baking. Place on cookie sheets, leaving 1” between cookies.
Bake 5-7 minutes. Cookies will raise and are cake-like.