Old Farmer's Almanac Butterscotch Icebox Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are too good not to have on the Christmas trays. Easy peasy too. Found on the Old Farmer's Almanac site. Delicious & great to have in the fridge to slice & bake with a cuppa something warm. The original posting states "You can double this recipe, make two cookie logs, and keep one in the freezer for slice-and-bake cookies on demand." I recommend hiding the second log... deep in the freezer. Note - may need up to 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together butter and brown sugar until light.
  2. Add egg and vanilla, and mix well.
  3. Stir together flour, salt, and baking powder and add to sugar-egg-butter mix, mixing well. Stir in nuts.
  4. Form dough into a 2-inch-diameter log and wrap in foil or waxed paper. Chill for 12 to 24 hours.
  5. Slice and bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

These turn out very nicely. They are crips and have a good flavor. Just what I was looking for. Everyone that has tried them like them too.

Hidee January 16, 2011

These are delicious! I've kept them in the fridge for quicky warm cookies when the kids are back in from sledding. I left out the nuts but have each person decorate their own 'slices' with smarties, chocolate chips or a sprinkling of sugar. I've baked these successfully a few at a time in the toaster oven. So nice having these ready and waiting for warm cookies when 'needed' :-)

Piratemum February 03, 2009