Sunday, December 26, 2010

Icebox Cinnamon Cookies

Note:  We mainly call these Icebox cookies or Cinnamon Sticks.  They are excellent for breakfast, lunch or dinner (especially if egg nog is present!).


Ingredients
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter or shortening
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup finely chopped walnuts



Directions
Sift or whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon & salt together.  


Work butter until soft & work in both sugars, add eggs which have been well beaten.  


Mix in dry ingredients & nuts until well combined.  


Divide dough in thirds.  Make a long oval loaf of each third and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.  Chill overnight or up to 3 days.  


Cut loaf in half long way to make small cookies, leave loaf in one big piece for "plank sized" cookies.


Slice loaf in 1/4" pieces.  Bake on a cookie sheet and bake  @ 350. About 7 minutes for small cookies and 10 minutes for large cookies.  Watch them, they should not be too brown. 


Cool on a wire rack after removing them from the oven.  Store in a airtight container until completely devoured.


source: family recipe!

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