Basic Icebox Cookie Dough

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

This is a nice basic cookie dough that you can expand upon as you wish. Very versatile. *for variation, add chocolate chips, shredded coconut, toffee chips, whatever suits your taste buds!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients and beat well.
  2. Stir in the next 3 ingredients, blend well.
  3. If using nuts, add them now.
  4. Divide dough into 3 equal parts and shape each part into a 1 1/2" diameter roll.
  5. Wrap the rolls in saran wrap and put in fridge until firm, at least 2 hours.
  6. At this point, you can do one of three things: Bake, freeze, or refrigerate.
  7. To bake: Cut dough into 1/4" slices and bake 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet at 425°F for 5-7 minutes, or until golden.
  8. Remove immediately from sheets and cool completely.
  9. To refrigerate:Leave in saran wrap and use within 2 weeks.
  10. To freeze: Leave in saran wrap and use within 6 weeks.


Most Helpful

youmight want to add a little extra vanill and both sugars that makes a little better than it is already!!!

Tally February 23, 2003

I really like the flavor of this cookie. I tried peanut butter chips the first time and DO plan on trying something else again soon. I must have done something wrong, though, because I did not get 90 cookies.

Anissa April 22, 2003

These were so easy to make. I made them with macadamia nuts and white choc chips. Delicious! I will definitely be making them again.

Neonprincess July 26, 2008

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