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Nutmeg Cookie Logs

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cookies6I am partial to frosted cookies. That little bit of extra work just seems to really make them special. This cookie, which is like a shortbread, is frosted, then scored with the tines of a fork and dusted with ground nutmeg to look like a tiny Yule log. So pretty — but you’ll eat ’em up. (I like to keep them cool in the fridge, seem to taste better that way …)

Nutmeg Cookie Logs

1 cup  (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 unbeaten egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
3 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 scant tablespoon heavy cream or half-and-half
Ground nutmeg for dusting cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together well the butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla and rum; mix well. Sift together the flour, nutmeg and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed ingredients and mix well. Shape dough into long logs, about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into short lengths of about 3 inches. Bake for 10 minutes, just until cookies start to turn slightly brown around the bottom edges.  Don’t overbake. Let them cool.

For frosting: Mix together in a mixer or with a hand mixer the butter, vanilla, rum, powdered sugar and cream. Frost the cooled cookies. Then, run the tines of a fork gently through the frosting to make striations, like on a log. Dust with ground nutmeg.

Makes 24-30 cookies.

From Judy Smith

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