These ice box cookies are delish. The dough is thick with a creamy texture and the addition of the pecans gives them that great nutty flavor. I am definitely one that loves any type of nuts in my baked goods, and my kiddos seem to follow in my footstep (phew).
These little bite size delights are small enough you can just pop them in your mouth!
So Friday was a busy day in the Blaser Household. My eldest had off of school due to lovely parent teacher conferences (insert sarcasm here). So after the million and a half errands we ran (with three kids is crazy), I decided that it was a great day to make these Ice Box cookies.
Recently, this recipe was given to me by my mom. My great Aunt Helen made these cookies all of the time and was obsessed with this specific recipe. Norah also approved as she gave a big thumbs up! This is something that she has been doing lately if my baking or cooking is good. She reminds me of Michelle Tanner from full house, but I think she is cuter!
Jacob, who is a man of few words and who grunts more (don’t worry he is in speech therapy) licked all the batter off the beater. He also ate about 5 of these cookies when they came straight out of the over. Needless to say, I think he likes them!
How to make an Ice Box cookie
So these ice box cookies rank very low on the difficulty scale, which is a great thing when you are a busy mom like me!
You start out by mixing all the dry ingredients together. Be sure to blend well and then fold in the nuts. I used Simple truth pecans for this recipe. As for what nut you want for this cookie, pick your favorite. As I am sure that they will taste great! Be sure to crush them down to fine pieces before folding in.
Once the dough is blended well, divide into 3 separate sections. Roll each section into a log. Wrap the log in wax paper. This is where the term ice box comes in, you refrigerate for 3 hours.
After 3 hours, take logs out and unwrap the wax paper. Cut into 1/4 pieces and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
Ice box cookies
- Eletric mixer with beaters
- Home Decor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cookie sheets x3
- Parchment paper
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup light brown sugar packed firmly
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks room temperature
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 cup finely chopped nuts I used pecans
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs in a large mixing bowl. With electric mixer beat well until combined.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to ingredients above and mix well. Fold in pecans with spatula.
- Divide dough in 3 parts. Roll each part into a log (about 10-12 in in size) and wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
- After 3 hours, take out of fridge and set on hard surface. Unwrap from wax paper and cut into 1/4 in slices. Put on cookie sheet. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
- Store cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.
- Freeze cookies for up to 3 months.
Fun fact of the day!
The British Navy uses “Britney Spears” songs to scare off pirates!
So “Hit me baby one more time”, really scares off pirates! I sadly have to admit that I am a fan of her, but it is the little things in life like this that make me laugh!
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