Nutty Slice and Bake Cookies

September 25, 2012 | No Comments

Nutty Slice and Bake Cookies

I was flipping through the new Penzy’s catalog the other day, and I stopped at a refrigerator cookie recipe by a woman named Mary Jackson. Actually it was Mary’s Grandma Estelle Steger’s recipe. I love recipes like this, passed down, and well loved through generations, with wonderful memories attached.

Nutty Slice and Bake Cookie Dough

Recently, I was given a gift of a recipe box, and book  full of family recipes that I flip through frequently, and will always treasure. They are well worn with time, and love. While I am trying to decipher some of the beautiful handwriting, I picture the family members making these recipes for their loved ones, and getting so many compliments, they deem the recipe a keeper. They then sit down and handwrite the recipe in their finest handwriting and file it away to be made in the near future, or to bestow as a gift to their daughters or daughter in laws.  Eventually these recipes will be copied and passed on to different generations of family and friends, and that is how this beloved box and book came to me, through family, with love.

Nutty Slice and Bake Cookie Dough

I have never made a refrigerator cookie before. I remember when I was in my twentys, going over to friend’s apartments, and they would sometimes make the pillsbury sugar cookies that come in the roll, that you just slice and bake. These are similar, except made from scratch.

Nutty Slice and Bake Cookies Parchment

I used parchment paper and  shaped the dough into a long circular log. You do not have to limit yourself to a round shaped cookie, if you don’t want to. You can make the round log into a long triangle log, or square log, or anything other shape, so when you slice the dough, you can have them be shape cookies.

Nutty Slice and Bake Cookies Rolled

I froze them for one hour, and then sliced them 1/4 inch thick with a very sharp knife, and they were perfect.

Nutty Slice and Bake Cookies Slices

These cookies are so easy to make, and my girls gobbled them up. I keep a log in the freezer, and bake them up anytime we want cookies. I changed the recipe a bit and added cinnamon, because I really like the combination of walnuts and cinnamon. My tastebuds usually prefer chocolate in a cookie, but these slice and bake cookies are really yummy and addicting.

Nutty Slice and Bake Cookies Pan

Enjoy these cookies with a cup of your favorite tea or coffee.

Nutty Slice and Bake Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookie, Dessert
Author: Jillian
Serves: 60 cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup sugar(I used beet sugar)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 heaping cup nuts, finely chopped(I used walnuts)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Finely chop nuts, or pulse in a food processor
  2. Add first six ingredients to mixing bowl or food processor bowl
  3. Whisk to combine, or pulse a few times
  4. Add nuts to mixing bowl or food processor bowl
  5. In another bowl, whisk salt, cinnamon, flour and baking soda
  6. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and stir with wooden spoon, or spatula, or pulse to combine
  7. Dump dough out on parchment paper
  8. Roll into a log or whatever shape you desire
  9. Freeze for one hour
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  11. Remove the dough from freezer
  12. Thinly slice 1/4 inch rounds
  13. Place on parchment or Silpat lined sheet tray
  14. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden
  15. Let cool on sheet tray for 5 minutes
  16. Transfer cookies to cooling racks
  17. Enjoy cooled crispy crunchy cookies
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