My Grandmother’s Ice Box Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe (Slice & Bake Cookies)

These cookies bring back warm memories of childhood and growing up.   My mother made these often, and they were so delicious warm out of the oven.   They’re like a brown sugar cookie, and kids of all ages like them.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • (1 cup nuts optional – we don’t add the nuts)

Cream the eggs, brown sugar, and butter.  Add the dry ingredients.  Mix well.  Form cookie dough into a long roll about 2 inches in diameter.  Wrap well with wax paper.  Chill for a few hours.  Slice and bake at 350 degrees as needed.  Bake 8-9 minutes for a soft cookie and 10-11 minutes for a crisper cookie.

The cool thing about this recipe is that the dough can be made a day or several days before it’s needed as long as it’s well-wrapped.  If it’s going to be kept for several days, it would be good to store the dough in a large gallon size plastic bag after wrapping with wax paper.