" You Can't Eat Just One" Ice Box Cookies

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

Really simple sugar cookie that will be gone before they cool. That's why I usually make 2 batches, one for that day, and one for later. Edited 8/10 to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, and vanilla, and mix well.
  3. Sift salt, soda, and flour, add nuts.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  5. Divide dough in 4 parts.
  6. Make into logs 1 inch or so wide in wax paper.
  7. Put in "ice box" (this was my grandmother's recipe) overnight, or if in a hurry, freezer for 15-30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  9. Turn out cooled dough onto very lightly floured board.
  10. Slice very thin, not potato chip thin, but no more than 1/4 inch. Space them 1 inch apart.
  11. Bake until crisp and very, very lightly browned, about 5-6 minutes. The thicker you slice them, the longer the cooking time.
  12. Enjoy with milk.
  13. Share with your family, friends, and coworkers, but make sure to save some for yourself.
Most Helpful

This recipe definitely lives up to its name ! My aunt makes this exact recipe for my dad every year for his Xmas present. I, of course, make sure to get my fill while I'm at their house, since I don't live so close to them anymore. Very butterscotchy tasting, which I love ! Thanks for posting :)

knitaholic October 18, 2007