Chocolate Walnut Ice Box Cookies

The cooler weather these days has me back in the kitchen, baking up a storm and this time it’s Chocolate Walnut Ice Box Cookies. I don’t know about you, but I find I don’t tend to do as much baking during the warmer months, as I do in the fall and winter. It’s most likely related to the hot, humid weather + hot oven = even hotter kitchen equation!

Ice Box Cookies

I was digging through some old recipes yesterday and found this one for Chocolate Walnut Ice Box Cookies, that I haven’t made in years.

I love a good Ice Box cookie, they’re super convenient because the dough can be made ahead of time and then stored in the fridge or freezer. Then when great-aunt Margaret drops in for an unexpected visit, all you have to do is cut a few slices, pop them in the oven, make some tea and aunt Margaret is happy as a clam.

And, because of their convenience, this is a great recipe to have on hand during the holidays.

Ice Box Cookies

I find it’s easier to shape the dough into a nice compact log if you use plastic wrap to help mold the log. Make sure you get it nice and compact or you will have holes in your cookies!

Ice Box Cookies

Once chilled, slice the log into approximately 1/4″ slices and bake.

Ice Box Cookies


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Chocolate Walnut Ice Box Cookies
Serves: 48
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white, granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 ounces pure unsweetened chocolate squares, melted
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and melted chocolate, beat well to combine, scraping down the sides of bowl as necessary. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt, add to mixture and stir to combine. Add chopped walnuts and stir to combine.
  2. Remove dough from bowl and bring the dough together, divide in half. Place each half on a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a 2”-3” diameter log. (You can use the plastic wrap to help you shape the log.) Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. To bake, cut the log into ¼ inch slices and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree F. oven for approximately 8-9 minutes.

Ice Box

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Have you ever made an ice box cookie?

If you could only eat one type of cookie for the rest of your life, but you could choose the type, what would you pick?

I think I would pick these Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies!



  1. This is super easy to make it seems like. I thought it was salami at first, though! Haha.

  2. This is super delicious cookies that i have ever seen in this blog. I will share this recipe with my mom, she will prepare for me.

    Thank you,
    Rahul Sharma

  3. This is such an awesome way of prepping cookies! They sound good and I could probably make plenty in advance!

  4. Chocolate and walnut cookies are my favourite! I love the new twist you have added to them by making it in an ice box! :)

  5. I bookmarked this. We have guests later today, and this look perfect! :)

  6. THis looks like a great cookie idea! I love the idea chocolate walnut ice box cookies.

  7. Ohhhh walnuts! Love them especially in cookies. Too bad I’m the only one in the family who likes it! Hope to get my daughter to make me a batch.

  8. These look yummy & so simple I think I’ll make them with my granddaughter. Then when I go home, she can bake up a few cookies made … with grandma.

  9. Oh my this looks so delicious. I love this kind of cookies. Thank you sharing this recipe.

  10. I have never had an ice box cookie before but it sure does sound amazing!! I will have to try out this recipe!!

  11. This sounds really delicious! I’m such a big fan of basically any kinds of cookies!!

  12. I’ll be trying these for the Christmas cookie exchange!

  13. These cookies look very yummy.As I’m vegan I will try to make them one day with vegan ingredients :)

  14. kathy downey says

    Thanks this looks like a wonderful cookie and would make a nice addition to my baking list for the holidays

  15. these will be on my list for Christmas baking with the family. thanks

  16. Thanks, Nicole and have fun on your cookie making day!

  17. Thanks Kristen, I love having them on hand, so convenient!

  18. Nikolina Vukelic says

    This looks soooo delicious, I’ll have to give it a try!

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