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Nutmeg Cookie Logs

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"These are delicious!"
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servings 434
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine and white sugar. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla, egg, and 2 teaspoons rum flavoring. Mix well. Add 3 cups flour and nutmeg.
  3. Roll in long "logs" 1/2 inch in diameter. Cut into 3 inch strips. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool and frost.
  4. To Make Frosting: Cream together 3 tablespoons butter and confectioner's sugar. Add 1/ 2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon rum. Stir in milk (may add more to reach desired consistency). Add food coloring and spread over cooled cookies. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles (optional).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 434 calories; 19.1 61.7 4 64 137 Full nutrition

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These are fantastic, like eggnog in a cookie! My grandmother used to make these with this variation: Don't color the icing. After frosting the cookie, score lengthwise with fork tines, then spr...

Would give these cookies 10 stars if I could. Just WONDERFUL! I did use the nutmeg sprinkle on top (like the first reviewer) instead of the food coloring. I had 14 people over for Christmas Eve,...

I love nutmeg cookie logs! We have used this recipe for years and also don't color the frosting. We use a star tip to frost & also sprinkle with nutmeg. A holiday favorite

PLEASE do not color the icing! This cookie is meant to LOOK like a LOG; thus, score the icing with fork tines and sprinkle with nutmeg. Icing can't be too thin, or you won't accomplish the look ...

OMG! This cookie is so simple, I didn't even have to make a trip to the store for anything. And WOW! These cookies, with the icing, have the perfect taste for Christmas. I'm taking them for dinn...

These were great - I had just returned from St Lucia and wanted to make something using the fresh nutmeg I brought back. I used rum (also from St Lucia) instead of rum extract. I rolled them int...

I have made these a few times over the course of 35 years, following a recipe that had the wrong amount of butter. They came out hard as a brick ! I made these with the correct amount of butt...

My family has been making these cookies for Christmas for over 40 years. Only, we don't dye the frosting and we run a fork through the frosting and sprinkle with nutmeg. It gives it the appeara...

I love these cookies! I omitted all rum, did not color the icing and sprinkled with nutmeg on top. The icing really makes this cookie.