Refrigerator Cookies

  • Yield: 5 dozen


4cups flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon cream of tartar
1teaspoon salt
1/2cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2cup shortening
2cups packed brown sugar
2-- eggs
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1cup chopped pecans


  1. Sift the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt together.  Cream the butter, shortening and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth.  Add the dry ingredients and mix well.  Stir in the pecans.  Shape the dough into 2 rolls, each 2 inches in diameter.  Wrap individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap.  Refrigerate or freeze until ready to bake.  Cut the rolls into slices 1/8 inch thick.  Arrange on a nonstick cookie sheet.  Bake at 350F for 8 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.


Recipe reprinted with permission from Betty Sim’s Southern Scrumptious Entertains (Scrumptious, Inc., Decatur, Alabama, 2002).