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


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 92 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  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 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. Yield: About 17 dozen.
Originally published as Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies in Reminisce May/June 1993, p51

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mkaskela User ID: 6061564 239546
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

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

pielady61 User ID: 1619862 32429
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I used mini chocolate chips. wonderful !"

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