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nutmeg logs (tom & jerry cookies)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Aurora McBee
Great Falls, MT

My mom found this recipe and asked me to give it a try. She thought they would be like Tom & Jerry's in cookie form. She was usual.

(1 rating)
yield 7 DOZEN
prep time 45 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For nutmeg logs (tom & jerry cookies)

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
  • 1
  • 2 tsp
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
    each rum & vanilla extracts
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    half & half
  • ground nutmeg

How To Make nutmeg logs (tom & jerry cookies)

  • 1
    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, nutmeg, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2
    Divide dough into 14 pieces. Shape each portion into a 12-in. x 1/2-in. thick rope. Cut ropes into 2-in. pieces. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • 3
    Bake at 350* for 9-12 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4
    For frosting: In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar and both extracts; beat until blended. Beat in enough cream to achieve desired spreading consistency.
  • 5
    Frost cooled cookies. You can use the tines of a fork to make a "bark" pattern. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.