Monday, June 4, 2012

Icebox Nut Cookies

Today's recipe has nothing to do with cold cookies. The icebox (fridge) is just the place to chill the dough before you slice and bake them. The recipe was probably around before Pillsbury came up with their slice and bake dough. Actually eating the cold raw dough might not be so bad on this hot day in June. Just remember that there is one raw egg, tho'.

Icebox Nut Cookies (Memaw's)

1/2 cup butter or oleo
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream butter and add sugar gradually. Add vanilla and unbeaten egg. Beat until well blended.
Sift flour, soda, and salt together. Add nuts. Gradually add to sugar mixture.
Shape into long rolls 2 inches in diameter in waxpaper or plastic wrap. Chill several hours.
Slice and bake on ungreased cookie sheet in hot oven 400 degrees F for about 7 minutes.
Makes about 4 - 5 dozen cookies.

(As an etymology nerd, I love discovering where words in English got their origin. Our word "cookie" came from the Dutch word "koekje.")

Actually it is too hot to bake cookies. When will watermelons be ripe?

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