Here is a recipe for icebox cookies that I would recommend trying. They're from the Martha Stewart site so obviously they are good! It's a basic dough that can be frozen and made a gazillion different ways. Here's the link to ideas for different variations. I made the thumbprint ones with half the dough and then for the other half I mixed in some cranberries, made a log and rolled the log in chopped almond slivers. Both variations were very good!
All in One Cookie Dough
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy. Add yolks, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Add vanilla. With mixer on low, add flour; mix just until combined. Wrap in plastic; chill until firm, about 1 hour. To make ahead: Refrigerate up to 2 weeks, or freeze up to 3 months.
- Citrus or Spice: Whisk 1 tablespoon grated lemon, lime, or orange zest (or a combination), or 1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice into the flour before adding it to the butter mixture.