Recipe courtesy of Gail Loeb

Mamau's Icebox Cookies

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 16 to 20 dozen
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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