Make Easy Icebox Cookies At Home, Recipe Inside
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Old-fashioned sugar cookies called "icebox cookies" or "refrigerator cookies" are produced by chilling a dough comprised of flour, butter, sugar, baking soda, and vanilla extract before baking. These cookies can be made by rolling out the dough into long logs, cutting them into rounds, and baking them until they are perfectly chewy and golden brown. Making icebox cookies involves chilling the dough in the refrigerator, so you may create the dough ahead of time and keep it there for quick last-minute dessert preparation. Mix the ingredients for the icebox cookie dough just until the batter comes together. Overmixing might produce a dough that is difficult to handle and rough cookies.

Here's how you can make icebox cookies at home.


 1/2 cup butter

 1/2 tsp baking soda

 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

 1 large egg

 1 cup chopped walnuts

 2 cups all-purpose flour

 1 cup packed brown sugar

 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 1/2 tsp salt


 Set the oven to 350 degrees for preheating. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a bowl. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Combining the following four ingredients, add to creamed mixture. Adding nuts is optional.

 Make three 10x1-inch rolls out of the dough on a lightly dusted board. Wrap each roll in wax paper tightly. For at least 12 hours, freeze.

 Slice into 3/8-inch thick pieces, then arrange on oiled baking pans. 6 to 8 minutes of baking. To cool, transfer to a wire rack.

Optional ingredients:

 Semisweet or dark chocolate bars work great for this recipe. Finely slice two to four ounces of a chocolate bar, almost like you would mince garlic, and stir it in just before serving. Because they are huge and make holes in the cookie dough when you slice it, chocolate chips don't work as well for this recipe.

 At the very end, manually stir in a few teaspoons of jimmies or nonpareils, or use them to create a decorative edge for the cookies.