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Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies Recipe

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

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

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I used mini chocolate chips. wonderful !"

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