Enjoying the Simple Pleasures of Life, While Living in a Complicated World

Muriel Placzek’s Best Ice Box Cookies~ Brown Sugar Ice Box

Muriel Placzek’s Brown Sugar Ice Box Cookies
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My mom made ice box cookies, and I never met anyone else who did. These wonderful confections are perfect with a cup of tea, coffee or an ice-cold, glass of milk. Here is one of her recipes, I’m so happy to share with you (and a few more to come).

1 1/4 cups brown sugar (light)
1 cup butter (softened)
2 eggs
3 cups flour (sifted)
3 teaspoons, baking powder
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extra
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a medium-sized bowl, sift together: flour, baking powder  and salt. In a large mixing bowl~ cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until well blended. Add walnuts and sifted flour mixture. Beat until thoroughly blended.

Divide dough in half and roll into 2 logs, and wrap each log in plastic wrap. On a tray, add about 1/2 to 1″ of uncooked rice (this helps the log keep its rounded shape) and place logs on the rice, and chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove a cookie log from the refrigerator and thinly slice cookies (about 1/4-inch thick), placing them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Keep a careful eye on the cookies, so they don’t overly brown.

© Mariann Hayes and Willow Cottage 2012. All rights reserved.

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