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Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 3-1/2 dozen

My daughters and I have been fairly successful competitors at county fairs and baking contests for years. This is one of our winning recipes. —Eilene Bogar, Minier, Illinois
Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans or sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to cream mixture. Fold in pecans or coconut (dough will be sticky). Shape into 2 rolls. Cover each and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Uncover and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 146 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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