Icebox Cookies


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These were a tradition for the holidays in my house growing up. It was my grandmother's recipe and both of my brothers would take a bag home to have later.

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  • 1 C. butter or margarine
  • 1/2 C. shortening
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 4 1/2 C. flour
  • 1 C. walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 C. dates, chopped(optional)

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Cream butter, shortening and sugars, add eggs and beat well. Stir in cinnamon, flour, salt, soda and powder. Stir in nuts and dates. Roll into logs on saran wrap or wax paper and freeze overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, slice one log into 1/4-inch slices and place on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Reviews (2)

  • Hi nandarcook,
    Brown sugar is actually listed further down the page, so I think they mean for you to add broth the brown and white sugars. Happy baking!

    Flag as inappropriate ksteed  |  December 1, 2010

  • In the ingredients list, there is 1 cup of sugar. In the instructions, it says to add the sugars (plural). Is there only 1 cup of white sugar?

    Flag as inappropriate nandarcook  |  November 26, 2010

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