I've been promising a few of you this recipe from Cooking Fun. It's a charmer. Now, there are probably hundreds of icebox cookie recipes out there but this one is authentic. It embodies everything there is about a tasty little quick-to-make cookie.
It can handle even the youngest hands rolling and rerolling the dough without ruining the consistency of the cookie (that's mighty). When baked, it is a cake-like, not crisp like a butter shortbread type of cookie (mighter still). It has brown sugar which gives it a good flavor, and because it is chilled dough, it slices up nicely to make a quick tray of cookies. Store wrapped in waxed paper as a dough log in your fridge. Slice several cookies as you or your kids desire, bake at 375 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. We keep a batch in the fridge and it lasts for about 2 weeks, if we are lucky. G can bake fresh cookies whenever she feels like it without stirring up the kitchen into a floury situation, aka a mess. (That is the mightiest quality of all.)
Note the add-ins on the second page. These can be turned into fruit and nut or chocolate chip cookies easily.
So, without ado, here's the Cooking Fun recipe (written for kids because I know many of you know how to bake but not all kids do...click on the picture and it enlarges). Feel free to print and, of course, make!