Total TimePrep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min.
Makesabout 7 dozen
Mmmmm. These cookies look, and smell, and taste just as I remember Icebox cookies from my childhood. Glad to have found this recipe. What a great basic cookie to have at the ready.
Icebox cookies, traditionally, DON'T have a lot of flavor and that's the point. Some of the posters here are young, I guess, because you can make the logs any size you want and you will have to readjust the baking time. For Heavens sake, does no one use their kitchen brains anymore? It's disgusting to read some of the comments. People will probably say that about mine, too, but I would think common sense would kick in somewhere. When I was growing up on the farm in the 50's and 60's my Mom would make several logs of cookie dough to keep in the fridge and we'd bake up a roll or two every day (hungry after chores and after school!) and she would often add different things to one basic dough. The walnuts or pecans were always there, though. Different spices, chocolate chips when we could get them, in the summer some berries or other fruit from our local trees in the area, etc. We used a long piece of thread criss-crossed to do the cutting because it made a cleaner edge on the cookie and didn't flatten out the dough. Sounds like some of these novice bakers could use a few lessons........
Instructions to toll the dough into a 10 inch long by 1 inch diameter log can't be correct!?
Flavor is fine, but if you follow the recipe re cooking time you might as well just eat the cookie dough raw. Maybe Grandpa didn't have any teeth.
We loved it but changed vanilla from half tsp to 1 cup because we are alcoholics
We enjoyed these cookies, but added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to add to the flavor