Nutmeg Logs

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1 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Cream butter with vanilla, gradually beat in sugar, then blend in egg. Mix together flour, nutmeg & salt. Add to butter mixture & mix well. Divide into 14 equal portions. On sugared board shape each piece in roll 12 inches long and 1/4" wide. Cut in 2" lengths & put on greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 12 minutes. Cool on rack. Spread with frosting,
sprinkle with nutmeg.


1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp rum or rum extract
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons light cream

Cream butter with vanilla, add rum and blend in sugar and cream. Beat until smooth.