Nutmeg Logs


Ingredients to be Creamed:

Moist Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

Nutmeg Powdered Sugar Icing:


  1. Cream 1¼ cups butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Add 1½ cups powdered sugar.
  3. On medium speed mix powdered sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in moist ingredients.
  5. Mix in dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed until incorporated.
  6. Place dough in a covered bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°. If using a convection oven preheat on pure convection to 375°.
  8. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Click here to learn more about how to grease cookie sheets.
  9. Break off 3-inch rounds of dough. Roll on a flat surface with the palms of your hands until a long, thin, log has been formed. The log should be about ½-inch in diameter.
  10. Slice logs into 1½ to 2-inch pieces.
  11. Place on cookie sheet.
  12. Bake until set, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  13. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool.
  14. Frost with nutmeg powdered sugar icing. To make icing see comments section below.


Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

To Make Icing: On low heat melt butter in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla. Whisk in 1 teaspoon of hot water at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Dip or spread glaze onto nutmeg logs.

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