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Eggnog Logs Recipe

Eggnog Logs Recipe

Meet the Cook: An older lady at church gave me this recipe. I always include these logs in holiday food gifts to family and friends. My husband (a Southern Pacific engineer) and I celebrated our silver anniversary just last summer. We have two daughters in their 20's. Our home is in a small town set amid some beautiful country - in fact, we can see Mt. Shasta from the dining room window!—Kim Jordan, Dunsmuir, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:27 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • Ground nutmeg


  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the nutmeg, egg and extracts; mix thoroughly. Stir in flour. If necessary, chill dough for easier handling.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into 1/2-in.-diameter rolls; cut each into 3-in.-long pieces. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  • 3. For frosting, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add
  • 4. 2 cups confectioners’ sugar and extracts; mix well. Beat in cream and remaining confectioners' sugar. Frost cookies. With tines of a small fork, make lines down the frosting to simulate bark. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 205 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268266
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"I love eggnog and the cookies brig out that flavor so well!!"

shawnba User ID: 2581969 232752
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"We love these!, my daughter says it isn't Christmas until these cookies are made. Very simple, slightly sweet, and look lovely on a cookie tray"

manpabrown User ID: 1979130 215794
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Not a fan"

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 5184
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I make these every year. I don't form the dough in the same way specified here; I just take teaspoons of dough and form them into little log shapes. I find it easier and quicker. Also, in the frosting, sometimes I use eggnog instead of light cream. This year, I substituted Gingerbread Latte flavored creamer and that worked out well also. A delicious cookie and a "must-make" for Christmas at our house!"

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 10865
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Oh yes these are the ones!"

WinnieW User ID: 5670469 201263
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"This is another cookie recipe that I make every year for Christmas. It is also my personal favorite, despite the fact that it doesn't have a speck of chocolate in it! These are very rich and buttery, and aren't really that difficult to make. I love the taste of nutmeg!"

zmarie User ID: 1401063 11881
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"I have had so many people ask for this recipe- a big hit around the holiday season, they are always the first to go on my cookie platter!"

Winnie Momma User ID: 1095954 11826
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2008

"Thank you for submitting this recipe to T of H... I have made these cookies for the last 2 years with our Church Christmas cookie exchange and they have now become quite the popular cookie.. Wonderful idea..

Linda - Cambridge, Ontario, Canada "

joni_mae User ID: 381149 29779
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008 Edited May. 9, 2016

"These were excellent. I made them for Christmas along with 5 of the recipes in the Dec/Jan 2008 issue of Country Woman. All of these were also very tasty."

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