Butterscotch Icebox Cookies

Posted in on the 27th March, 2013

Butterscotch Icebox CookiesIcebox cookies or refrigerator cookies are cookies that are made using cookie dough that has been refrigerated for a certain period of time before baking. Refrigerating the cookie dough helps it to become stiff enough for easy slicing into thin rounds. Here is a recipe for Butterscotch Icebox Cookies that you may want to try out.

Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups packed dark brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans

Equipment:
Mixing bowl
Electric mixer
Cookie Sheets

Instructions:

  1. Mix in butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and cream well using a mixer. Beat in the eggs into the mix and then add in the sifted dry ingredients, including the vanilla extract and nuts.
  2. Once the dough is formed and mixed well, shape it into rolls and wrap in wax paper. Place the dough in the refrigerator to freeze until it becomes firm.
  3. Once they are ready for baking, slice the stiff cookie dough and place them an inch apart on a greased cookie sheet. Heat up the oven for up to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C. Bake for about 12 minutes.
  4. Once done, remove the cookies immediately from the cookie sheet. Store the cookies in a covered container to keep the cookies crisp.
  5. Recipe produces 3 dozen cookies.