Ice Box Cookies – 400 degrees for 8 minutes – ungreased cookie sheet
1 C shortening
2 C brown sugar
1 C nuts (chopped fine)
1 C dates (chopped fine)
3 ½ C flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Cream shortening; add sugar gradually and cream well. Add well-beaten eggs. Add nuts and dates that have been finely chopped in food grinder.
vanilla. Sift flour once before measuring. Sift flour, soda, and salt together,
and combine with creamed mixture with hands. Form dough into rolls 2 in. in
diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and chill. Slice and bake at 400 degrees for
approximately 8 min. “Approx” because you really need to watch them so they don’t
These cookies can be made ahead of time, frozen and then thawed when you want to make fresh cookies.
Recipe given to me by Joan Moline Yates in the 1970’s. Obviously, many people these days have food processors and heavy duty mixers that can make it easier to combine the ingredients. Mom had a meat grinder and her (washed) hands. <smile> These were my Dad’s favorite cookies (mine too!). Enjoy!