January 7, 2012

Time For Nutmeg Logs...

2 and 2/3 cups all purpose flour                               
1 tsp nutmeg                           
¼ tsp salt                             
1 cup soft butter
3/4 cup sugar 
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla                      
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir the flour, salt and nutmeg together and set aside.
Cream the butter, gradually adding in the sugar until blended well and fluffy.
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Add in the flour mixture and mix well.

On a slightly floured surface, shape the dough by hand, rolling into long ropes approx. ½ inch in diameter.  I usually end up with a 12 inch rope.  Cut into 2 inch pieces and place on parchment covered cookie sheet one inch apart.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.  Remove from cookie sheet and cool.

Frosting recipe:

Cream 2 tablespoons of softened butter.  Add 1 and a half cup of sifted powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla and beat until creamy.  (You can sub rum for the vanilla, but I prefer vanilla ) 

Frost the cooled cookies and sprinkle finely ground fresh nutmeg over the tops.

Makes about 66 small cookies. 


Don't blame me when you get addicted to these cookies.

Here's how it'll go down...

Oh, these are delish with my coffee.

I'll have one or two.

Oh, look at that- the frosting is messed up on that one.

I'll eat  take care of that.

Dryer beeping.

What a shame that I have to pass thru the kitchen- better grab one for energy.

Folding laundry can really wear you out, right?

Too many and you'll look like this.

You think she had too many?

I'm not the only loco one around here.

Bedtime already?  Magoo is making the Sleepytime tea and little plate of

Hey!  Who ate all the nutmeg logs????

And this is why we only make them once a year.

Mystery solved.

Sorry, Tootie.

 I take back all that hooey I said about making them for Valentine's and Easter.

I don't think my jeans will make it.

The Sugar Shack must close.

(Is anyone buying that?)

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  1. Oh boy, these look so good. I'm afraid I'm already bursting out of my jeans from Christmas. Maybe I should wait until Valentine's hmmmmm.

  2. Now I know what I am baking this afternoon. Yummm! (I am already loco enough as it is so these surely can't make me any worse...right??)

  3. Those look soooo good! Now I am going to have to go find a snack..a much less yummy snack ...because now I want a nutmeg log and don't have any!

  4. What an adorable post, Tina! I'm going to save the recipe and try them after I've been reaaally good on my diet.
    Thanks for sharing. No, really. Thanks! lol

  5. Hooey? Whatever ;) This "Sweet Girl" ain't buying the closing talk! Let's see..next holiday is the 16th and I have 6 of MY cookies left so baking next Sunday at my place will be just in time for a fresh batch if I can keep the rest of the family out of MY cookies and limit myself to one cookie a day ;) good luck with that since i already ate three this morning.

  6. OMGOSH-These look good! I'll be they are just addictive! xo Diana

  7. So I just wanted you to know that I did bake a batch of these little gems and oh my are they oh so yummy. I should have taken your word in regard to their addictive qualities as I am quite sure I have eaten no less than 14 today and I had to hide them from my darling husband so there would be some for tomorrow!

  8. Oooh, these look lovely!! You make me want to reach into my screen and scoff the lot!!

    What a gorgeous blog you've got!! I'd love to follow you - but I couldn't see your Followers gadget on your sidebar. Am I missing something? :-(


  9. These nutmeg beauties are next up for review on my blog. I'm not a food blogger, I just pick random stuff from blogs to try! I'm also a fellow Liebster award gal today.
    Here is the link to where I will be reviewing these cookies;


  10. HELP! I'm making the frosting for the review on my blog and I'm wondering if the measurements you posted are right. Only 2 tablespoons of butter for 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar? Mine isn't getting creamy.



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