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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, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • Ground nutmeg


  • 1. In a mixing 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, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add 2 cups sugar and extracts; mix well. Beat in cream and remaining 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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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

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

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"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Not a fan"

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!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Oh yes these are the ones!"

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!"

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
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 "

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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