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Christmas Logs

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened (1 1/2 Sticks)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For frosting
  Confectioners sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Colored sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped walnuts 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
3. Make the frosting by combining the mixing the frosting ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside till required.

MAKING
4. In a large bowl, tip in the butter and the granulated sugar and vanilla and beat well with a wooden spoon till light and fluffy
5. Add the flour, salt and mix well till it is soft and fluffy.
6. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface. Shape the roll into 6 inches long and then cut the roll on the crosswise into six parts.
7. Shape each part into 12 inches long and 3/4 inch in diameter. Cut each roll into six (3-inch) pieces.
8. Place the rolls one inch part on a cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes till golden brown. Remove to a wire rack and set aside to cool.
9. Dip the cool cookies into the frosting and sprinkle with colored sugar or chopped nuts. Arrange the chopped nuts on the cookies. These cookies store well in an airtight container.

SERVING
10. Serve cold

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Vanilla
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
24

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