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Nutmeg Logs

The crispy-tender texture and mildly spicy flavor of these cookies will tempt all ages. My whole family enjoys them.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • On a sugared surface, shape 1/2 cupfuls of dough into 1/2-in.-thick logs. Cut logs into 2- to 2-1/2-in. pieces.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 122 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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