Featured in Taste of Home's "Ultimate Cookie Swap" , this soft gingerbread cookie is a delicious combination of gingerbread, Nutella and lime (and no molasses) all rolled up in a festive yule log cookie!
Stir the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Combine light corn syrup, light brown sugar and margarine in a large saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until margarine is melted.
Stir the liquid into the flour mixture, then add the cream cheese. Mix well with a spoon, then using hands as dough becomes stiff.
Chill the dough until it is easy to handle (10 – 15 minutes approximately). Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness on parchment paper. Trim to large rectangle (about 10”X 5 or 6”)- you should get 3 of these rectangles. Trim the edges so it’s a neat rectangle.
Squeeze the juice from the lime and set aside. Finely grate the lime and add the zest of the lime to the Nutella.
Spread lime zest/Nutella mixture onto each rectangle of the dough, dividing between the 3 rectangles (but thin out as you come to the edges).
Start at the long end and roll up, as you would a jelly roll.
Continue to roll it all the way up. It will crack as you roll, but don't worry, as this adds to the 'log' look.
Roll until you have a long log. Keep the 'seam side' down.
Cut each large log into about 4 smaller logs.
Etch lines in cookies with the front and back of a butter knife to look like bark on log.
Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes or until lightly brown on the bottom.
Make the glaze:
Mix together the powdered sugar and reserved lime juice. Put the glaze into a ziplock bag and cut a small opening in one corner. Drizzle the glaze over the cookie logs in strips going from each short end to the other, along the length of the cookie.
Place 2-3 pieces of the holly candy leaves and 3 berries on top of log. Let harden before serving.
* Note: These freeze well for up to 3 months
Gingerbread Yule Log Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 433Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.