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Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

My daughters and I have been "fair-ly" successful competitors at county fairs and bake-offs for more than 20 years. This is one of the those winning recipes.—Eilene Bogar, Minier, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans or sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to cream mixture. Fold in pecans or coconut (dough will be sticky). Shape into two rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 146 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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