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Ice Ice baby, ice box cookies! I seem to be on a roll with song lyrics and blogging!
Ice box cookies or refrigerator cookies are time consuming. The prep time is quick, but they need to be chilled for at least 3-4 hours before baking.
This ice box cookie recipe has a creamy and thick texture and is loaded with pecans. Each bite you really taste that great nutty flavor. In addition, they are so small and bite sized. If you are not watching, it is very easy to keep on eating them.
With only a few ingredients, these cookies are made.
- All-purpose flour
- Brown and granulated sugar
- Unsalted butter
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
- Pecans: Chopped are best for this recipe, but if you store only has whole, crush them up yourself!
Optional add ins
Although my family recipe calls for pecans in the ice box cookies, other add ins can be substituted.
- Chopped chocolate: Semi-sweet, dark, or milk would work well in these sliceable sugar cookies. Make sure to use bar chocolate as the chips leave large craters in the dough.
- Sprinkles: Non-perils or good old fashioned jimmies can be used. Before chilling the dough, add sprinkles to a plate, and roll the entire log or edges in the dough.
- Chopped nuts: Pecans or walnuts work best.
How to make Ice Box cookies
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!
- Whisk dry ingredients.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- Combine wet ingredients.
Cream together the butter, both sugars, vanilla, and eggs until well combined.
- Add dry to wet ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Fold in crushed pecans.
- Divide dough.
Divide cookie dough into 3 parts. Roll each part into a 10-12 inch log and cover in plastic wrap. Place in fridge for 3 hours.
- Preheat oven and bake.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Take each log out of the fridge and slice into ¼ inch slices. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Cool and enjoy!
They were named after the ice box in the refrigerator. These were cookies you could keep refrigerated and then make at a moments notice. Popular during the great depression.
Yes, wrap the logs tightly with plastic wrap and then place in freezer. Thaw out before slicing and baking.
Cookies to enjoy!
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 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon 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 ¼ 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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