Grandma Ruth's Maple/Carmel Ice-Box Cookies

deb baldwin


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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4 dozen
20 Min
10 Min


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

How to Make Grandma Ruth's Maple/Carmel Ice-Box Cookies


  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.

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About Grandma Ruth's Maple/Carmel Ice-Box Cookies

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

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