Louise Worsham of Kalamazoo, Michigan has been making light, buttery and easily portable Icebox Sugar Cookies since she was a girl.

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Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
30 mins
48 servings


Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into three 10-in. long rolls. Tightly wrap each roll in waxed paper. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.

  • Cut into 3/8-in. slices; place on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

103 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 15.3g; fat 4.1g; cholesterol 17.9mg; sodium 80.8mg. Full Nutrition


Rating: 3 stars
I haven't made this recipe (I'm just giving it 3 stars so I can make this comment). To the commenter who doesn't like hard cookies, recipes like this are generally *supposed* to produce hard cookies. I make one very similar to this, based on my grandmother's recipe. I'd suggest though that if you don't want the cookies hard, just don't refrigerate the dough, and they'll come out softer. And if you want them less flat, put in an extra teaspoon of baking powder. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This made a very good, slightly crispy and chewy cookie. My seventeen month old and husband loved them. The first batch I made I put twelve cookies on the baking sheet (standard size) and they spread into each other. The next batches I put just six cookies to a sheet and they came out great. They were not the texture/taste I had hoped for (wanting to find a recipe *just* like my moms) but they were still excellent. I rolled and cut out the cookies rather than rolling the dough into a log and then slicing it. I plan on making some glaze for these next time. The taste is very buttery and very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My Husband, Mom, my dog, and I loved these cookies. This recipe creates a good cookie base that lends itself to additions like nuts, chocolate chips, cocoa, liquor....it reminds me of a cookie mix my Mom used to find at Sams Club in the 1990s. I mixed by hand and then used a cookie scooper instead of creating logs, chill, and slice. They were very good cookies and plan to use them soon for Christmas! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Been using this same recipe since I was a teen. Easy and very useful recipe which makes a basic sugar cookie with loads of potential. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent as written! Thanks for sharing. I used a variation because I wanted lemon sugar cookies and added the juice of 1/2 lemon + zest to egg/sugar mixture before adding flour mix. Wonderful! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super easy!! I didn't have enough stick butter, only had 1 1/2 sticks, so I used 1/4 c of shortening. I didn't refrigerate the dough either. I scooped out about 1 in ball size and placed it on the sheet. Baked for 10 min and they were perfect!! Chewy but crispy on the edges. WOnderful!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very nice. Not too sweet, not to crispy or chewy. Perfect amounts of all of the above. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was really good, but I did adapt it to use very soft butter and baking powder and half the baking soda. I used this to roll cookies and cut, it worked beautifully. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This receipe is amazing. In fact, I think I have put on ten pounds from eating these cookies!!!! Read More