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)
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.
This entry was posted on November 27, 2012 by Annie Hayes. It was filed under Cooking from Scratch for Better Health, Recipes, Simple Pleasures and was tagged with annie hayes cookie recipes, butter ice box cookies, cookies, desserts, family cookie recipes, heirloom cookie recipes, homebaked cookies, ice box cookies, muriel placzek's ice box cookies, willow cottage ice box cookies.