Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies Recipe
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Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies Recipe

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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:102 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 102 servings

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 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 2 cups chopped nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 92 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Divide dough into four parts and shape into 1-1/2-in. x 11-in. rolls. Wrap in foil and chill overnight. Slice cookies 3/8 in. thick.
  3. Bake on greased baking sheets at 350° for about 10 minutes. Yield: About 17 dozen.
Originally published as Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies in Reminisce May/June 1993, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 92 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I used mini chocolate chips. wonderful !"

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