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Nutmeg Logs

  •  4.9 stars stars based on 18 reviews
  •   100% would make this again
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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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  Jean  Dec 25, 2018
Would make this again.
My grandmother gave me that cookie book when I was a child, and I have been making it, and others from that book since then, spreading the recipes to family who have loved them through the years. One of my granddaughters helps me make them now, and yet another generation will pass them along. It was wonderful to find it on line! It is a generational favorite. 5 stars

  Sally in Michigan  Nov 30, 2016
Would make this again.
Nutmeg logs have a tradition in my husbands family, now it is for our children. I have found that pushing the dough through a cookie press with the circle attachment makes uniform cookies that are quick! 5 stars

  Martha in Washington State  Dec 12, 2015
Would make this again.
People who love eggnog love these cookies! 5 stars

  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

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