Grandma Ruth's Maple/Carmel Ice-Box Cookies

deb baldwin

By
@messinthekitchen

My grandmother sent me this cookie recipe a long time ago..
I think I made it once and was in such a hurry in those days..that I never made it again.
I am putting this cookie on my to do list.
After making these cookies, and sampling for two days, I think I stumbled onto something.
While using maple syrup, I tasted the maple syrup and took a bit of cookie...wonderful. ( did the same thing with ginger and it was not good).So I added maple syrup to this recipe.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4 dozen
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
shortening (part butter or oleo), butter crisco
2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2
eggs
4 c
flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cream of tarter
1 tsp
maple extract
2 tsp
vanilla
1 c
walnuts, chopped

Step-By-Step

1Cream shortening and sugar.
Add eggs and beat well.
Sift dry ingredients together.
Add to first mixture.
2Add chopped nuts & vanilla.
Mix to a stiff dough.
Shape dough into long rolls.(I made 2 rolls)
Grandma used wax paper. (I used plastic wrap)
Put in refrigerator for several hours to firm up.
(2 hours in refrigerator plus 20 min in freezer.)
3Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice (about 1/2")and lay on (butter crisco spray) cookie sheet.
Bake in hot oven for about 9 to 10 minutes.

*Pure convection 375 degrees about 11 minutes.
Three cookie sheet at one time.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Grandma's Table
Hashtags: #maple, #nuts, #carmel