Save on Pinterest

Aunt Ione’s Icebox Cookies

Whenever we went to visit my Aunt Ione in south Georgia, her icebox cookies were our favorite treat. My mother later make these cookies, and I remember begging for a slice of the raw dough—I thought the unbaked cookies tasted just as great as the baked! —Jenny Hill, Meridianville, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    About 17 dozen

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups chopped nuts

Directions

  • Sift together first five ingredients; set aside. In a bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon extract; beat well. Add dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in nuts.
  • Divide dough into four parts and shape into 11x1-1/2-in. rolls. Wrap in foil and chill overnight.
  • Slice cookies 3/8 in. thick. Bake on greased baking sheets at 350° for about 10 minutes.
Test Kitchen Tips
  • These cookie supplies will make your next baking night a joy.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 each: 92 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
    Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.

    Recommended Video

    Reviews

    Click stars to rate
    Average Rating:
    • LorrieS70
      Sep 27, 2020

      My grandmother used to make these at Christmas time. Instead of wrapping them in foil she would wrap in wax paper and roll the logs until smooth. I love these cookies!

    • Tdy_Bear
      Sep 7, 2019

      Readybto make - my grandma use to make for us as children. Thinking of these recently

    • mkaskela
      Dec 16, 2015

      Love these! I made mine larger than what the recipe calls for, but they are heavenly with coffee.

    • pielady61
      Dec 4, 2011

      I used mini chocolate chips. wonderful !