Tasty Tuesdays: Muzzie’s Brown Sugar “Icebox”Cookies


This is a cookie recipe that my mother made many, many times when I was growing up.  We loved it!  My mother got it from my grandmother who the family lovingly called “Muzzie.”  One of her toddlers said Muzzie for Mother and she was called Muzzie as a term of endearment the rest of her life by family members and very close friends.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional – 1 cup nuts

Cream the first 3 ingredients.  Mix all of the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture.  Using waxed paper, make a long roll of the dough, about 2 inches in diameter, and wrap well in the waxed paper.  Chill well, slice and bake at 350 degrees. Bake 8-9 minutes for a soft cookie and 10-11 minutes for a crisper cookie.

The dough can be made a day or two (or longer) before you need to bake it. If it’s going to be kept several days, it would be good to store the dough in a large gallon size plastic bag after wrapping with wax paper. It’s interesting how people had slice and bake cookies decades ago!

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