Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 3-1/2 dozen
- 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
- 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 Facts2 each: 146 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Apr 9, 2018
This sounds good, Reference to the 'raw sugar' from Darlene. I use that to top many things...and I get Aaahhhs. Ivarner..Was the cookie your grandma had a SALLY ANN? I don't like coconut or pecans, so using crushed pretzels....
Jun 1, 2014
This is a nice cookie to have on hand in the refrigerator for when company comes or you need a batch of cookies for school lunches. I also like to keep logs of the unbaked cookie dough in the freezer, to take out and thaw and use as needed. My grandmother used to make a similar cookie, and I have found this recipe to be very close to what she made. It isn't super-fancy or over-the-top, but it's a nice and flavorful cookie to have on hand.
Jan 11, 2010
Absolutely wonderful. Just like my Mother used to make when I was a child 70+ years ago. For a change I used a thin powdered sugar glaze over the top and sprinkled with "raw" sugar for a Christmas look. YUMMMMMM
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