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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons 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 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, extracts and enough cream to achieve a spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.
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