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Frosted Nutmeg Log Cookies

 Frosted Nutmeg Log Cookies
"This is my son's favorite Christmas cookie. It is a very old recipe that I have used many times." These delightful gems have great nutmeg flavor and are a perfect way to ring in the holidays. – Janie Colle, Hutchinson, Kansas
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Ground nutmeg


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and extract. Combine the flour, nutmeg and salt; gradually
  • add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Divide dough into three portions. Roll each portion into
  • 3/4-in.-thick logs; cut into 2-in. pieces. Place on ungreased baking
  • sheets; flatten slightly.
  • Bake at 350°, for 12-16 minutes or until bottoms are lightly
  • browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool
  • completely.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Beat in the

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Frosted Nutmeg Log Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve desired
  • consistency. Frost cookies. Press down with tines of a fork, making
  • lines down frosting to simulate tree bark. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 148 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.