Rating: 4.57 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Walnuts and cinnamon flavor this refrigerator cookie ready to bake when you are.

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs 30 mins
total:
5 hrs
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together until evenly blended; set aside. Beat the margarine, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the margarine mixture before adding the next. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the chopped nuts; mixing just enough to evenly combine.

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  • Scrape the dough onto a sheet of waxed paper, and form into a log. Roll tightly in the waxed paper, and refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray baking sheets with cooking spray.

  • Unwrap the dough, and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place the cookies onto baking sheets, spaced 1-inch apart. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 25.6g; fat 12.9g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 161.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2011
I have been making this recipe for years as it is delicious. I got the recipe from my mother in law and it is my husbands favorite. She always used shortening instead of margarine and pecans instead of walnuts chopped fine. I have made them with butter flavor shortening which I really prefer. I also made them with butter but really prefer the shortening. My husband is diabetic so this is his "treat" at Christmas. His mother passed away many years ago so I feel sure it brings back good memories. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2017
Not what I was looking for in an ice box cookie. I wanted more of a butter cookie and didn't care much for the cinnamon. Read More
(1)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2011
I have been making this recipe for years as it is delicious. I got the recipe from my mother in law and it is my husbands favorite. She always used shortening instead of margarine and pecans instead of walnuts chopped fine. I have made them with butter flavor shortening which I really prefer. I also made them with butter but really prefer the shortening. My husband is diabetic so this is his "treat" at Christmas. His mother passed away many years ago so I feel sure it brings back good memories. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2012
I was so happy when I found this recipe! My mother made these every year for the holidays for as long as I can remember.I have searched her recipe boxes and couldn't find this recipe. She is now in a nursing home and asked me to make refrigerator cookies for her as a treat. After making numerous recipes from other cooks and not quite getting the cookie she remembers this recipe has put a smile on my Mama's face! If you are looking for an original icebox cookie this is the one! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2018
I received this recipe from my grandmother. She always had cookies on hand to serve her guests. These are one of my favorite cookies! The cinnamon can be over-powering to someone who doesn't care for a lot of spice. The nice thing with these cookies is that cinnamon can be substituted for something else or eliminated all together. If cinnamon is too strong I suggest a spice combo such as allspice nutmeg ginger and cinnamon. I would use ginger the least (no more than 1/4 to 1/2teaspoon) until you know how it will taste in this recipe. Sometimes my grandmother omitted cinnamon and the nuts and used an extract...lemon for example. If you use an extract use carefully as you are adding extra liquid to the batter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2017
Not what I was looking for in an ice box cookie. I wanted more of a butter cookie and didn't care much for the cinnamon. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2018
But for the walnuts it was just like those my mom made when I was a child. Being from the south pecans are the nut of choice. Delicious with either nut you decide to use. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2020
My late-great mom made these cookies for decades for Christmas and sent them all over the country to family. I made this recipe recently and it was delicious. A+ Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2019
Goooood! Daughter-in-law wants recipe! Read More