Aunt Stella's Ice Box Cookies

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by littleturtle

This recipe is over 100 years old. These cookies need to be chilled over night, but outside of that they only take about a half hour to make. This recipe makes a lot, but they will keep in a covered jar for a long time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 12 cups fat (or 3/4 cup butter or margarine & 3/4 cup crisco)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 14 cups nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoon orange extract
  • 4 cups flour


  1. Beat fat and sugars until creamy; add eggs and vanilla, and beat until well mixed.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Divide dough into two long rolls, and place in a narrow pan in the freezer to chill overnight.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  5. Slice very thin and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375°F for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Remove from pan to cool.

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