An old refrigerator cookie recipe.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.

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  • Beat together in a large bowl the melted shortening and the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

  • Shape dough into a log measuring 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap log in waxed paper or foil and chill for 4 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

  • Slice log into slices 1/4 inch thick. Place slices 1 inch apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly colored. Cool on wire racks.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; 9.1 g total fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 38 mg sodium. 30.1 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2007
These cookies are a little crunchy on the edges yet chewy. A nice mix for us. They are also nice because they are easy use ingredients on hand and don't have a lot of stuff in them (sometimes we need that around here for the kiddo!) My only "warning" and I use the term loosely is that some people may find them too sweet. It depends on your preference. The caramel taste is subtle. Again good for us maybe not what someone else is looking for. Overall we enjoyed them immensely. I would recommend cutting the recipe in half and giving them a try! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2009
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2007
These cookies are a little crunchy on the edges yet chewy. A nice mix for us. They are also nice because they are easy use ingredients on hand and don't have a lot of stuff in them (sometimes we need that around here for the kiddo!) My only "warning" and I use the term loosely is that some people may find them too sweet. It depends on your preference. The caramel taste is subtle. Again good for us maybe not what someone else is looking for. Overall we enjoyed them immensely. I would recommend cutting the recipe in half and giving them a try! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2007
These cookies are a little crunchy on the edges yet chewy. A nice mix for us. They are also nice because they are easy use ingredients on hand and don't have a lot of stuff in them (sometimes we need that around here for the kiddo!) My only "warning" and I use the term loosely is that some people may find them too sweet. It depends on your preference. The caramel taste is subtle. Again good for us maybe not what someone else is looking for. Overall we enjoyed them immensely. I would recommend cutting the recipe in half and giving them a try! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2007
I made a double batch of these a week or so before Christmas to go into my goodie boxes that I give every year. They never lasted until I needed them. Because they went so fast I ended up making a triple batch right before Christmas so that I would have enought to go into my boxes. These cookies are very easy and very declicious!!! I will definitely make these numerous times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2012
Perfect and simple ice box cookie. It took 9 minutes in my oven to lightly crisp the edges leaving a chewy center. Thanks so much for sharing this gem. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2010
I love these cookies. I would only change 2 things; I would add toffee bits and I would leave out the nutmeg -you can hardly taste it and it dodesn't need to be there. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2009
Nothing special Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2020
Oops! Forgot to mention that I leave out the nutmeg in my earlier review. But these are excellent! Give them a try. Read More