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Vanilla Ice Box Cookies

  • 2 cups, sifted all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. shortening (I used Parkay margarine)
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1 c. pecans, chopped *

Preheat oven to 350. Sift flour. Add baking powder and salt and sift again. Cream together butter and sugars and add egg. Add in dry ingredients. Add nuts and vanilla. Beat well.

Drop on cookie sheet or roll into log and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Slice thin and bake for 10-12 minutes. (Makes 48 cookies)

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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