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!
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.
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!
Once chilled, slice the log into approximately 1/4″ slices and bake.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake in a 375 degree F. oven for approximately 8-9 minutes.
PIN IT – Chocolate Walnut Ice Box Cookies
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!