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Nutmeg Cookie Logs Recipe

Nutmeg Cookie Logs

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  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).
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Dec 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.

Jan 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

Dec 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

Dec 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.

Jan 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.

Mar 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.

Dec 22, 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.

Oct 26, 2013

I am so happy to have found this recipe. I used to make these cookies at Christmas and lost the recipe many years ago. I would not use the red food coloring but the rest of the recipe looks exactly like the one I used. Can't wait to make these for the family again.


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  • Calories
  • 434 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.7 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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