Frosted Nutmeg Logs

Kate Kelly Hodsdon

A Christmas tradition at the Hodsdon house!

  • 1 C butter
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tsp rum extract
  • 4 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, nutmeg, and extracts. Stir flour into creamed mixture. Shape into 1/2″ x 3″ rolls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool. Frost with Vanilla-Rum Icing.


  • 1/4 C butter or margarine
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp rum extract
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • Nutmeg

Cream butter. Add part of sugar and extracts. Mix. Add remaining sugar and enough cream to obtain desired spreading consistency. Frost cookies and run the tines of a fork down the frosting. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Makes 3-4 dozen.

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