Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Delicious Dish Tuesday... Nan's Icebox Cookies

I know that Christmas is over, but before the holiday season has completely passed us by I wanted to share with you my great-grandma's Icebox cookie recipe.  This has been one of my favorite Christmas cookies ever since I was a little girl and I am so thrilled to have the ability to continue my Nan's legacy in making this cookie.  One of the funny things about making my Nan's cookies is that although we all have the same recipe, for some reason depending on who makes the cookies they all have a slightly different taste to them.  No matter what they taste delicious, it is just kind of amusing how they all always seem to taste differently.

Nan's Icebox Cookies

1 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Sift flour, soda and salt.  Set aside.

3. Cream butter.
4. Add sugars, egg and vanilla to butter.

5. Gradually add flour mixture and nuts.

6. Turn dough onto large piece of wax paper and shape into bar 2" in diameter.

7.  Put in freezer until hard (I usually put it in the freezer overnight)
8. Slice into 1/8" thick pieces and place on cookie sheet.

9. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.

10.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown (in our oven it takes about 8 minutes)
11. Enjoy!!

Do you have any holiday favorite family recipes?


  1. Yum!

    We make sugar cookies with buttercream frosting during the holidays.

  2. Yummy! I really slacked on making cookies for Christmas this year so I'm making it up on Valentines...I'll have to save this recipe for then!

  3. grandmothers have the best recipes - and what a great way to remember them always!!!!

    1. They really do... and this is actually my great-grandmother's recipe which makes it even cooler that it has already been passed down 2 generations.

  4. YUM!!!!! Send some my way. I agree grandmothers recipes are the best there is!
    Becky with Choose Happy

    1. They are definitely delicious and I highly recommend trying them. The cool thing is that this is actually my great-grandma's recipe so it was passed down from her to my grandma, to my mom and now to me.

  5. Those look delicious! What a sweet tradition to have!


  6. Interesting. Is that Farenheit or Celsius?


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