How to Make Icebox Cookies

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    Making Ice Box Cookies with Photo Instructions

    Icebox Cookies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Icebox Cookies. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Icebox cookies are made by putting the formed dough it in the refrigerator (icebox) before baking it. When it's time to make the cookies, the dough is sliced and baked.
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  • 02 of 10

    How to Make Icebox Cookies - Step One

    Icebox Cookie Dough Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Icebox Cookie Dough. Icebox Cookie Dough Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Icebox Cookies are also known as Refrigerator Cookies and Slice-and-Bake Cookies. Making Icebox Cookie dough is not that different from making any other cookie dough. The day before, begin by mixing the dry ingredients (2 cups of flour, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and baking powder) in a large bowl. In another bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup each granulated and powdered sugar. For this recipe, mix in the zest of 1 orange, 2 tablespoons orange juice and 1/2 teaspoon orange extract. Mix...MORE completely to form a stiff and slightly greasy ball of dough.

    All About Icebox Cookies

    Icebox Cookie Recipes
    Orange Icebox Cookies, as shown in photo instructions
    Coconut Icebox Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    Neapolitan Cookies

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  • 03 of 10

    How to Make Icebox Cookies - Step Two

    Icebox Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Making Icebox Cookies. Icebox Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Divide the Icebox Cookie dough in half.

    Icebox Cookie Recipes
    Orange Icebox Cookies, as shown in photo instructions
    Coconut Icebox Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    Neapolitan Cookies

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  • 04 of 10

    How to Make Icebox Cookies - Step Three

    Icebox Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Icebox Cookies - Shaping the Dough. Icebox Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Shape half of the dough into a 6-inch long log.

    Icebox Cookie Recipes
    Orange Icebox Cookies, as shown in photo instructions
    Coconut Icebox Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    Neapolitan Cookies

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  • 05 of 10

    How to Make Icebox Cookies - Step Four

    Icebox Cookies Roll Dough Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Making Icebox Cookies - Roll Dough Photo. Icebox Cookies Roll Dough Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Place the log on a piece of waxed paper. Roll the log up in the waxed paper.

    Want round cookies? Make sure edges are kept rounded.
    Want rectangular cookies? Flatten the edges.

    Fold the edges to close the ends.

    Icebox Cookie Recipes
    Orange Icebox Cookies, as shown in photo instructions
    Coconut Icebox Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    Neapolitan Cookies

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  • 06 of 10

    How to Make Icebox Cookies - Step Five

    Icebox Cookies Repeat Rolling Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Making Icebox Cookies - Repeat Rolling Photo. Icebox Cookies Repeat Rolling Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Repeat the shaping and wrapping with the other half of dough.

    Place in a hard-sided container and refrigerate overnight.

    The dough may also be frozen for up to three months. Be sure to place dough rolls in airtight freezer bags to avoid freezer burn. Before baking, defrost dough overnight in refrigerator.

    Icebox Cookie Recipes
    Orange Icebox Cookies, as shown in photo instructions
    Coconut Icebox Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    Neapolitan Cookies

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  • 07 of 10

    How to Make Icebox Cookies - Step Six

    Icebox Cookies - Slicing Dough Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Icebox Cookies - Slicing Dough Photo. Icebox Cookies - Slicing Dough Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove one log from refrigerator. With a sharp knife, slice log into 1/4-inch slices.

    Icebox Cookie Recipes
    Orange Icebox Cookies, as shown in photo instructions
    Coconut Icebox Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    Neapolitan Cookies

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  • 08 of 10

    How to Make Icebox Cookies - Step Seven

    Icebox Cookies - Bake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Icebox Cookies - Baking Photo. Icebox Cookies - Bake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Place slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove from pan and finished cooling on baking rack.

    Icebox Cookie Recipes
    Orange Icebox Cookies, as shown in photo instructions
    Coconut Icebox Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    Neapolitan Cookies

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  • 09 of 10

    How to Make Icebox Cookies - Step Eight

    Icebox Cookies - Round Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Icebox Cookies - Round Cookies Photo. Icebox Cookies - Round Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Making perfectly round Icebox Cookies is not as easy as it seems. You've got to make sure the bottom of the dough doesn't flatten out.

    Icebox Cookie Recipes
    Orange Icebox Cookies, as shown in photo instructions
    Coconut Icebox Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    Neapolitan Cookies

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    How to Make Icebox Cookies - Step Nine

    Orange Icebox Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Rectangular-Shaped Orange Icebox Cookies. Orange Icebox Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    By flattening the dough log into a large cube, you get rectangular cookies.

    Icebox Cookie Recipes
    Orange Icebox Cookies, as shown in photo instructions
    Coconut Icebox Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    Neapolitan Cookies