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Grammy's Ice Box Cookies

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Walnuts and cinnamon flavor this refrigerator cookie ready to bake when you are."
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5 h servings 227
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray baking sheets with cooking spray.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 227 calories; 12.9 25.6 3 16 162 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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...

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 car...

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.

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.