Great Great Aunt Jessie's 1940's Ice Box Cookies

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by TMoney

Found this scribbled on a slip of paper in Great Great Aunt Jessie's recipes from the 40's and 50's. I am copying her scribblings here for preservations sake. I have not made these so I do not have exact times to share.

Top Review by bmxmama

A tasty little cookie this is, I used a variety of nuts for it and it had a light buttery flavor and the nuts were great. I think if the nuts were toasted before hand it would be even better. Made for Fall PAC 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Work 1/2 cup butter till creamy, 1 cup brown sugar- cream 1 cup or scant cup granulated sugar.
  2. Mix well and add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  3. Sift 2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon soda and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter.
  4. Add to first mixture.
  5. Then add 1/2 cup broken nut meats.
  6. Pack in bowl and put in refridgerator to cool slightly- then make out in rolls.
  7. When very cold, slice and bake in temperature of 400*.
  8. 8 minutes.
  9. Aunt Jessie then scribbled"probably 15" to which I have no clue what that is referencing.

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