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Icebox Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min.

Makes

7 dozen

This cookie recipe from my 91-year-old grandmother was my grandfather's favorite. She still makes them and sends us home with the dough so that we can make more whenever we want, I love to make a fresh batch when company drops in. —Chris Paulsen, Glendale, Arizona
Icebox Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Combine next 4 ingredients; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into three 10x1-in. rolls. Tightly wrap each roll in waxed paper. Freeze for at least 12 hours.
  3. Cut into 3/8-in. slices and place on greased baking sheets. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 31 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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