Monday, December 21, 2009

I am slowly but surely making my way

through the massive cookie/candy recipes I keep printing out. lol

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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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