Yule Log Cookies Recipe
Forget the traditional yule log, instead make these Yule Log Cookies! This is a genuine FUN recipe to make with children helping to do the decorating.
•1/2 cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
•3 Tablespoons Butter or margarine, softened
•1 cup All-purpose flour
•1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon Ground cardamom
•1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
•1/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
•1/4 teaspoon Ground cloves
•1/4 teaspoon Ground allspice
•1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
•Red and green decorator icing
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat the brown sugar and margarine until blended. Add the egg; beat until well blended. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices; mix well. Divide the dough in half.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough with your hands to make two 10 1/2-inch logs; flatten slightly to 1 1/4 inches in diameter. With a spatula, place the logs 2 to 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Dip a non-serrated knife in water; score each log diagonally at 3/4-inch intervals. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, or until set and no longer moist. Cool for 1 minute. Remove from the cookie sheet; place on a wire rack. Cool for 5 minutes. With a serrated knife, cut the logs at the scored lines.
Cool completely. Decorate each cookie with decorator icing to resemble a holly leaf and berries.
Recipe submitted by Staria