Mamau's Icebox Cookies
- 1 pound (4 sticks) butter, room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
With an electric mixer or by hand, cream butter and sugars in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla. In a separate large bowl, sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture in 3 additions. Stir in nuts.
Divide the dough into quarters, and then roll it into 4 logs. Place dough in refrigerator to chill for 2 hours. Remove dough and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place on a floured, but not greased, baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove to a rack and cool.
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Recipe courtesy of Gail Loeb