Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Vanilla Refrigerator Cookies

Vanilla Refrigerator Cookies

1 C butter, softened
2 eggs
1 C sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 C flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 C finely chopped nuts

Mix butter, vanilla, eggs and sugar.  Stir in flour, salt and nuts.  Divide dough into three equal parts; shape each into a roll, 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 7 inches long.  Wrap; chill at least four hours.  Cut rolls into 1/8 inch slices.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet; bake 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove immediately.


Butterscotch: substitute 1 C of brown sugar for sugar
Cinnamon: substitute  1/2 C sugar and 1/2 brown sugar for sugar, and 3 tsp cinnamon for vanilla
Orange-Almond: mix in 1 Tbsp grated orange peel with the butter mixture and 1/2 C finely chopped almonds with the flour.