Nutmeg Logs From Country Woman Christmas

The crispy-tender texture and mildly spicy flavor of these cookies will tempt all ages. My whole family enjoys them.

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

SERVINGS 30 CATEGORY Lower Fat METHOD Baked PREP 30 min. COOK 15 min. TOTAL 45 min.

DIRECTIONS In a mixing 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. Yield: about 5 dozen.

NUTRITIONAL INFO Nutrition Facts: 2 cookies (calculated without additional sugar) equals 122 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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