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Frosted Nutmeg Logs

 Frosted Nutmeg Logs
Every bite of these cookies tastes like a sip of eggnog, so it's no wonder we make them each Christmas. Other cookie recipes come and go, but this is a timeless classic.
27 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extracts; mix
  • well. Combine the flour, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to the
  • creamed mixture.
  • On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into 1/2-in.-wide logs. Cut
  • into 2-in. pieces. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 11-14 minutes or until center is set and edges
  • are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to
  • wire racks.
  • For frosting, in a bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar,

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Frosted Nutmeg Logs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • extracts and enough cream to achieve a spreading consistency. Frost
  • cooled cookies. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 192 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.