Vanilla Icebox Cookies

There’s no telling how old this recipe is…I wrote it down (from who knows where) when I was still in Elementary School! I made it my own with some changes. These cookies have always been loved by everyone who’s tried them. My husband is ADDICTED TO THEM! 🙂

The cookbook I got in about the 7th grade. I hand wrote lots of recipes here!

The cookbook I got in about the 7th grade. I hand wrote lots of recipes here! (I had even noted the measurements for when I halved the recipe.)

First, I creamed together the sugars, egg and vanilla.

First, I creamed together the sugars, egg and vanilla.

I then mixed in the flour, baking powder, salt and nuts.

I then mixed in the flour, baking powder, salt and nuts.

I shaped the dough into 4 balls, which I made into 4 rolls.

I shaped the dough into 4 balls, which I made into 4 rolls.

The rolls can be refrigerated or frozen til you're ready to bake the cookies.

The rolls can be refrigerated or frozen til you’re ready to bake the cookies.

Slicing the rolls. My daughter Hannah had done my nails so I thought I'd showcase her work, that included a cute flower on my thumb. :)

Slicing the rolls. My daughter Hannah had done my nails so I thought I’d showcase her work, that included a cute flower on my thumb. 🙂

I was using a beautiful cutting board made by a friend of ours...even though I always say it's "too pretty" to use.

I was using a beautiful cutting board made by a friend of ours…even though I always say it’s “too pretty” to use.

These cookies are very similar to Pecan Sandies. But, my husband says they have Pecan Sandies BEAT! (That's an awesome accomplishment!)

These cookies are very similar to Pecan Sandies. But, my husband says they have Pecan Sandies BEAT! (That’s an awesome accomplishment!)

Vanilla Icebox Cookies

1 Cup Butter

2 Cups White Sugar

1 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs, beaten

1 Cup Nuts (I my opinion, pecans are the best!)

1 Tbls Vanilla

4 Cups All-Purpose Flour

3 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Salt

Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla and nuts; mix well. Mix flour with baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Divide dough into 4 balls. Shape balls into rolls, wrap with waxed paper and/or plastic wrap and refrigerate til firm (or freeze up to 3 months).

When you’re ready to bake the cookies, take out a roll at a time and slice them pretty thin. Bake them at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes til they’re light golden brown. (Bake them slightly less if you like them less crunchy.)

*The servings vary with the size you make the rolls and how thin you slice the cookies. Mine made about 10 1/2 dozen this time around.*

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

#cookies #MakeAhead #Pecans

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