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Aunt Ione’s Icebox Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

9-1/2 dozen

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
Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups chopped nuts

Directions

  1. Sift together first 5 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.
  2. Divide dough into 4 parts and shape into 11x1-1/2-in. rolls. Wrap in foil and chill overnight.
  3. Slice cookies 3/8 in. thick. Bake on greased baking sheets at 350° for about 10 minutes.
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  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cookie: 83 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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