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Ice Box Cookies Recipe - My Mother-in-Law's Secret Weapon

Updated on July 3, 2011

A Ridiculously Good Cookie...

My mother-in-law, Carolina, has had this recipe all her life, and was passed to her by "Nonna", her mother.  These are ridiculously good cookies.. If you're on a diet, move on to the next hub :). But, if you want a great treat, and don't mind working from a recipe, your family and friends will love these! A great tradition cookie at Christmas time..

Ice Box Cookies
Ice Box Cookies

The Magic Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

How to Prepare

In a large bowl (mixing as you go along), add butter (soften in microwave or pan) and sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, then water and vanilla. Add salt, baking powder and flour. Then add the walnuts. Mix until it's thick enough to roll into a log/s.  Slice into desired thickness.  Cook at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. And, voila, you have ridiculously good cookies!  A great benefit with this recipe is if you want to have these ready for any time, you can freeze the cookie dough logs wrapped in wax paper. Just defrost for a couple of minutes in the microwave, and follow the same directions above.  Enjoy..


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      vespawoolf 16 months ago from Peru, South America

      Who doesn't love ridiculously delicious cookies? I'm very excited about trying this recipe and like the idea of storing them in the freezer. I may try different add-ins like pistachios and orange zest and dipping them in melted dark chocolate. Thank you for sharing!