Refrigerator Cookie Recipes

Make now, bake later! The dough for these refrigerator cookies can be wrapped and frozen, or just kept in the fridge for slice-and-bake cookies.

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Refrigerator Cookies III

Rating: 4.37 stars
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These will freeze well for several months.

Coconut Icebox Cookies

Rating: 4.58 stars
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Coconut flavored refrigerator cookies. They're light, crisp and delicious.

Crispy Almond Cookies

Rating: 4.23 stars
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If you're really an almond lover, roll the dough in ground almonds before refrigerating.

Neapolitan Cookies I

Rating: 4.52 stars
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This cute refrigerator cookie resembles the popular ice cream flavor. There are chocolate, pink and white stripes.

Butterscotch Icebox Cookies

Rating: 4.27 stars
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Great dark brown sugar icebox cookies my southern Grandma used to make.

Lemon Meltaways

Rating: 3.87 stars
60
These frosted lemon cookies are a delicious refrigerator cookie, and they are quick and easy to make.

Refrigerator Cookies I

Rating: 4.38 stars
13
These cookies are great to make ahead and have on hand for cookie emergencies. A simple slice and bake cookie that keeps well in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutmeg Refrigerator Cookies

Rating: 3.92 stars
10
Crisp, sweet and chewy--a basic refrigerator cookie.

Butter Cookies II

Rating: 4.2 stars
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This is a simple butter cookie that can be used in a cookie press, as a drop cookie or made into a roll and sliced. There is no mystery cookie for a cookie press...any stiff butter type can be used. Just be sure to chill it thoroughly so it keeps its shape while baking.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.29 stars
121
A traditional refrigerator cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. Great for making ahead of time.

Holiday Peanut Butter Whiskey Balls

Rating: 4.71 stars
6
Boozy, sweet, and rich, these whiskey balls are the perfect sweet bite with a kick. The peanuts and peanut butter bring out the peanut butter in the whiskey and offer a savory complement to the sweet sugar and cookies. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Chinese Cookies

Rating: 4.65 stars
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These cookies are like the ones you'll find at the grocery store bakery. They have a chocolate center. You can make your own fudge icing, or buy it pre-made at the store.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Refrigerator Cookies

"I really like these cookies. They remind me of chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips." – Baking Nana

Rosemary Slices

"Holy cow...Don't just sit there! Go snip some rosemary and make these cookies!" – TTV78

Almond Shortbread II

Rating: 3.8 stars
10

Quick, easy almond shortbread cookies that can be prepared ahead of time and taken from the fridge to bake in only 15 minutes. Melt in the mouth. You can decorate the shortbread with almond slivers instead of whole almonds, if you like.