These are delicious!

Carol
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

434.1 calories; 4 g protein; 61.7 g carbohydrates; 64 mg cholesterol; 137.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
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 sprinkle with nutmeg. Meant to look like snow-covered bark. Bigger kids can help frost and roll the logs. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
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 sprinkle with nutmeg. Meant to look like snow-covered bark. Bigger kids can help frost and roll the logs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
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 sprinkle with nutmeg. Meant to look like snow-covered bark. Bigger kids can help frost and roll the logs. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
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 and over a dozen different kinds of Christmas cookies (had help) and this one EVERYONE raved about. A definate keeper. Thanks Carol Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
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 of rough bark. I ship these off to my brother and sister every Christmas as this cookie has been a family tradition. It has carried over to MY children. This is one of two cookies REQUIRED at Christmas. No rum in mine and I actually use half unsalted butter half margarine which gives me the taste and texture I want. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
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 dinner on Christmas Eve and I should wait to get feedback before reviewing but it doesn't matter what anyone else tells me I'm making these cookies again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2010
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 into logs and then put the ends together to make rings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2012
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 appearance of a log and tastes spectacular! They are my absolute favorites! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2017
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 butter and they were delicious and soft! The right texture absolutely perfect! I will make these again and again! Read More
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