The Ultimate Refrigerator Cookie

The Ultimate Refrigerator Cookie

Slice and bake refrigerated cookies get all dressed up for the holidays!

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About 6 dozen cookies

Refrigerator Cookies
cup packed brown sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
teaspoon vanilla
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
Decorator's Frosting
cups powdered sugar
tablespoons milk or half-and-half
teaspoon vanilla
Food color, if desired
Betty Crocker® colored gels, sprinkles and sugars, if desired
  1. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into roll, about 2 inches in diameter and about 8 inches long. Wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 375ºF. Cut rolls into 1/8-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  4. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and the food color until smooth and spreadable. Frost cookies and decorate with colored gels, sprinkles and sugars.
Makes About 6 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Keep a roll or two of this cookie dough on hand ready to bake. Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. Dough can also be frozen in an airtight container up to 9 months. Thaw just until soft enough to slice.
Slice the dough thinly if you like thin, crisp cookies. Watch the cookies carefully while they are in the oven to prevent overbaking.
Time Saver
Instead of mixing up the frosting, use Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting to top off these crisp cookies.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 60
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.