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Nutmeg Logs


1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoon rum flavoring
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream softened butter with the flavorings. Beat in the sugar, then mix in the egg. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, nutmeg, and salt. Mix with the butter/sugar mixture. Shape the resulting dough into snakes about 1/2 inch in diameter, and cut the pieces to 3 inches in length. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Frost with rum frosting. Make grooves in the frosting with a fork, and sprinkle ground nutmeg on the logs while the frosting is still moist.


Rum Frosting

1/3 cup soft butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoon rum flavoring
2 cup confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Cream together butter, vanilla, and rum. Stir in sugar and milk and beat until creamy.

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Reviews of Nutmeg Logs:

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  Owd in Ala  Dec 15, 2013
Would make this again.
I had never made nutmeg rolls much less tasted one.The basting was was interesting to put on each stick.The final touch with the paste and nutmeg rocked. 4 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 9, 2010
Would make this again.
My grandma used to make these every christmas. She gave me the recipe but I lost it as well THANK you SO much for putting it on here! 5 stars

  Jane Klepac in New, Mexico  Dec 20, 2009
Would make this again.
Thank you so much for having the nutmeg logs recipe on the internet. My mother used to make them every Christmas when I was young and we lost her Pillsbury cookie cook book. I would love to get another one. These cookies are the best! 5 stars

  Michelle in Oregon  Dec 9, 2009
Would make this again.
My mother-in-law has been making these for over 50 years, and she passed the recipe on to me several years ago. These are THE best, most festive looking Christmas cookies I have ever made. The family loves them, and they are very popular when we serve them at holiday parties. Thank you for posting this terrific recipe! 5 stars

  Linda in Eugene, OR  Dec 6, 2009
Would make this again.
I have made these for years but moved and lost my recipe..I found it here on the internet and have them in the oven! My daughter said she has fond memories of these cookies as a little girl. They are wonderful!! 5 stars

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