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Icebox Cookies

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"'This cookie recipe from my 91-year-old grandmother was my grandfather's favorite,' shares Chris Paulsen, Glendale, Arizona. '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.'"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 42 servings


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  1. In a mixing 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. 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. Cut into 3/8-in slices and place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 6-8 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.


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This is a fantastic recipe that is very easy to put together. My 2 and 4 year old kept snitching at the batter and had fun rolling the cookies in the wax paper.

Chris, You saved me. I couldn't find my deceased Grandma's Icebox cookie recipe and wanted to include it in special family recipe albums I am making for Christmas for my three grown children! I ...

Wow! I can't believe I ran across this recipie too!! This looks like my grandmothers old recipe that I never got and absolutely loved!!! Brings back memories!! Thank you!!! Haven't made them yet...

This cookie is great. My cookies looked nothing like the photo but they were a hit.

This is my great grandmother's recipe too! And we couldn't go a Christmas without them!