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Frosted Eggnog Logs Recipe

Holiday hostess Robin Olson from Gaithersburg, Maryland looks forward to finding a trayful of these sweet and spicy treats at her Christmas cookie swap every December.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:50 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 5 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • White baking chocolate, finely chopped

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, combine flour, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Divide dough into 10 equal portions; roll each into a 15-in. log. Cut each log into five 3-in. pieces. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake until set, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. For frosting, beat confectioners' sugar, butter, milk and extract until smooth. Dip ends of cookies in frosting; dip half in finely chopped white chocolate. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: About 4 dozen.

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