Saturday, September 13, 2014

G.'s Refrigerator Cookies

Do you save little slips of paper like this one?

Tucked inside a book...

Memories of sitting around the kitchen table after school...

If I picked all the kids up, G. always had something hot out of the oven. A good friend.  A good deal!!

Now, look again. G. only ever wrote the ingredients! If you insisted, she'd write down the oven temperature. I'd always have to scribble my own little notes on the side.

These little guys are super easy – a very old-style cookie, probably from G.'s mother.  They'd be simple to make with kids.

G.'s Refrigerator Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Mix all at once in the mixer (about 4 minutes).
Gather dough and divide into four balls.
Roll each ball into a snake shape.
Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, parchment paper or wax paper.
Slice and bake at 300 degrees C for 12 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen small cookies.
Recipe can be easily halved. 

Chocolate cookies: Melt and mix 2 squares of unsweetened
chocolate into dough.

Want something a little fancier? Whisk a small drizzle of maraschino juice into a heaping tablespoon of icing sugar. Spread a little on each cookie and add sprinkles.

Or, instead of slicing your cookies, take a teaspoon of dough, roll into a ball and flatten into a disk. Press one side firmly into rainbow sprinkles. Bake as described above.


  1. Sprinkles! I love cookies with sprinkles and so does Amara. We have all kind up in the cupboard -- they're good in pancakes, too!

  2. I agree about sprinkles! When our kids were small we used to dip ice cream cones in sprinkles to make them "fancy" : )