Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
7-10 minutes
about 16 dozen
Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup walnuts and pecans, finely chopped


  1. When ready to bake preheat oven to 375 degrees F, cookie dough requires refrigeration time.

  2. Sift flour with baking soda and salt; set aside

  3. In large bowl of electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter until light. Gradually beat in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until very light and fluffy.

  4. At low speed, beat in half the flour mixture until smooth. Mix in rest, with hands, to form a stiff dough. Add nuts, mixing to combine well.

  5. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface. Divide in thirds. With hands, shape each third into a roll 8 inches long.

  6. Wrap each in plastic wrap or foil. Refrigerate until firm-about 8 hours, or overnight before slicing and baking.

  7. With sharp knife, cut as many 1/8-inch slices as desired for baking at one time

  8. Rewrap rest of roll; refrigerate

  9. Place slices, 2 inches apart, on ungreased cookie sheets

  10. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned

  11. Remove to wire rack; cool.


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