Love and Confections: Nutmeg Logs for #CookieWeek

November 13, 2013

Nutmeg Logs for #CookieWeek

Nutmeg Logs are one of my all-time favorite holiday cookies. Perfect at room temperature and even better when frozen, these cookies will be a hit for any holiday party.

Welcome to #cookieweek! Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present to you a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can think of listed this week, including something for our furry friends! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps or simply visit our Pinterest board!  Make sure you enter the giveaway with some fabulous prizes fromKitchenAidKing Arthur FlourOXOSilpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs!

My Uncle introduced me to these cookies a few years ago around the holidays. O-M-G! One bite and I was hooked. I totally understand why a few batches are made every year. They disappear so fast. 

These cookies are great freshly made and at room temperature, but boy oh boy, try them straight from the freezer and its heavenly. They freeze perfectly, so these cookies can be made ahead well before your holiday celebrations.

Nutmeg Logs

adapted from Pillsbury
yield roughly 24 cookies

Nutmeg Log Ingredients:
 - 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted Butter, room temperature
 - 3/4 cup granulated Sugar
 - 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
 - 2 teaspoons Imitation Rum Flavoring
 - 1 large Egg, room temperature
 - 3 cups All Purpose Flour
 - 1 teaspoon ground Nutmeg, fresh if available
 - 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Nutmeg Log Directions:
 - Heat oven to 350F
 - Combine Butter, Sugar, Vanilla Extract and Rum Flavoring in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
 - Once combined, add in the Egg. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is mixed together.
 - Add in the Flour, Nutmeg and Salt. Mix to combine.
 - Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out batter and roll dough, with your hands, into 3 inch logs
 - Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire rack completely, then frost.

Frosting Ingredients:
 - 3 tablespoons unsalted Butter
 - 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
 - 1/2 teaspoon Imitation Rum Flavoring
 - 2 cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
 - 3-5 tablespoons Heavy Cream
 - ground Nutmeg for garnish, fresh if available

Frosting Directions:
 - Combine the Butter, Vanilla Extract and Rum Flavoring in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a medium bowl with a hand blender.
 - Slowly add in the Powdered Sugar.
 - Add the Heavy Cream, one tablespoon at a time, until desired spreadable consistency.
 - Spread a small amount on cookie, working with only a few at a time so it doesn't dry too fast, then sprinkle on Nutmeg. 
 - Can be stored at room temperature in a container for 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to a week, but best stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month.

We have an amazing  giveaway lined up this week thanks to our fabulous sponsors,KitchenAidOXOKing Arthur FlourSilpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar.  

Four lucky winners will win one of the following:
Prize #1: 1 (one) KitchenAid 9-Speed Hand Mixer plus 1 (one) 4lb bag of  Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
Prize #2: 1 (one) OXO gift set including the following:  1 (one) 3-in-1 Egg Separator, 1(one) Cookie Press, 1(one) Autumn Cookie Disk Set, 1(one) 3 piece Cookie Cutter Set, 1(one) Bowl Scraper, 1(one) 2 Cup Adjustable Measuring Cups
Prize #3: 1 (one) King Arthur Flour gift set including the following: 1(one) King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour -5lb bag, 1(one) Snowflake Cookie Cutter Set, 1(one) King Arthur Flour Pure Vanilla Extract, 1(one) Sparkling Sugar Collection, 1(one) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Wafers - 16oz and 1(one) 4lb bag of Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
Prize #4: 1 (one) Silpat Halfsize Mat and 1(one) 4lb bag Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

This giveaway is open to US residents from November 11, 2013 through November 16, 2013 11:59pm EST and will be picked from random draw.  The winners will be notified via email and have 72 hours to respond, if not their prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

How to Enter:
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Disclaimer: KitchenAid, OXO, King Arthur Flour, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane are providing the prizes free of charge.  All opinions stated are my own.

Also check out the rest of the #CookieWeek participants and their yummy cookies today!

  • Black Forest Sandwich Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic
  • Chewy Cocoa Fudge Cookies by Food Lust People Love
  • Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies by i heart eating
  • Macadamia and White Chocolate Chip Cookies by In The Kitchen With KP
  • Maple Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cups by Beyond Frosting
  • Maple Cookies by Total Noms
  • kitchen-sink-cookies by Texana's Kitchen
  • Nutella Cookies by
  • Nutmeg Logs by Love and Confections
  • Oatmeal Raisin by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
  • Peanut Butter Blossoms by Like Mother Like Daughter
  • Pumpkin and Apple Dog Cookies by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
  • Raspberry Streusel Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  • Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Frosting by Chocolate Moosey
  • Spicy Ginger Chews by Crumb
  • Vodka Cookies by Masala Herb

  • Until next time,



    1. Your cookies sound terrific, Terri! I love eating cookies straight from the freezer, too...and must add these to my stash :)

      1. Let me know if you bake them. They are so great frozen!

    2. mmmmmm I want one of these! Rum and Nutmeg. I am sold!

      1. How can you go wrong with rum and nutmeg? :)

    3. These sound amazing! I'm a big nutmeg fan.... it's such an underappreciated spice. In fact, I have a feeling these cookies wouldn't last long enough to make it into the freezer at my house. :)

      1. My uncle normally makes multiple batches starting Thanksgiving week, and hides them away for christmas, just so we have enough for both holidays

    4. My favorite cookie to make at the holidays is a simple sugar cookie, rolled as thin as possible, cut out with festive cookie cutters, decorated with sprinkles, and then baked until just starting to turn golden at the edges. We use a family recipe, and we make them every year.

      The the combination of rum and nutmeg sounds great - might have to try that one this year too!

    5. These look like a great Christmas cookie without chocolate. Don't get me wrong - I love chocolate, but I know a few people who like it when I bake something else.

      1. Carla, they are perfect for people who don't like chocolate