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Classic Chocolate Icebox Cookies


Classic Chocolate Icebox Cookies recipe















1 cup butter
unsalted, softened
½ cup brown sugar, light
cup sugar
1 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
melted and cooled
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt


In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy.

Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat until well blended.

Add the egg and vanilla and beat until thickened.

Beat in the melted chocolate, then add ¾ cup of the flour along with the baking soda and salt.

Stir in the remaining 1 cup flour to make a soft dough.

Divide dough in half.

Wrap each half in plastic wrap and shape it into a 6 inch log.

Refrigerate until firm.

Dough can be stored in a plastic bag and refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 2 months.

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Using a thin knife, slice each log ⅛ to ¼ inch thick.

Arrange the cookies 1 inch apart on a buttered cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.


Chocolate Mint: Add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the dough with the vanilla.

Double Chocolate: Add 2 ounces of chopped semisweet chocolate.

Chocolate Macadamia: Add ⅔ cup of finely chopped unsalted macadamia nuts.

Roll each log in ⅓ cup of finely chopped macadamias.

Chocolate Hazelnut: Add 1 cup of finely chopped, toasted and peeled hazelnuts.

If desired, roll each log in ⅓ cup of finely chopped hazelnuts.

Chocolate Peanut: Add 1 cup of finely chopped unsalted roasted peanuts.

If desired, roll each log in ⅓ cup of finely chopped peanuts.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 17g (0.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8164% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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