Thursday, 30 November 2017

Eggnog Log Cookies

An ideal Christmas gift from your kitchen. Thank you Across My Kitchen Table

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1/4 cup butter, softened 3 cups confectioners sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tblsp. light cream (or use evaporated milk)
Ground nutmeg (freshly ground is wonderful!)

  • Cream butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl. 
  • Add nutmeg, sugar, and vanilla; mix thoroughly. 
  • Stir in flour to mix well. 
  • If necessary, chill dough for easier handling. 
  • Shape dough into logs about 3 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter. 
  • Place logs 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. 
  • Bake at 350º for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  • Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  • For frosting, cream butter until light and fluffy. 
  • Add 2 cups of the confectioners sugar and the vanilla; mix well. 
  • Beat in cream and remaining sugar. 
  • Frost cookies. 
  • With the tines of a small fork, make lines down the frosting to simulate bark. 
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg. 

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