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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream shortening and sugar.
Add eggs and beat well.
Sift dry ingredients together.
Add to first mixture.
2
Add 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.)
3
Preheat 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