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Icebox Cookies Recipe

Icebox Cookies Recipe

This cookie recipe from my 91-year-old grandmother was my grandfather's favorite. She still makes them and sends us home with the dough so that we can make more whenever we want, I love to make a fresh batch when company drops in. —Chris Paulsen, Glendale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min. YIELD:42 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional


  • 1. In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desire.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into three 10-in. x 1-in. rolls. Tightly wrap each roll in waxed paper. Freeze for at least 12 hours.
  • 3. Cut into 3/8-in. slices and place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: about 7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 62 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"We loved it but changed vanilla from half tsp to 1 cup because we are alcoholics"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"We enjoyed these cookies, but added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to add to the flavor"

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