The Ultimate Refrigerator Cookie

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

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 72

Ingredients

Refrigerator Cookies

1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt

Decorator's Frosting

2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons milk or half-and-half
1/2
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.

Expert Tips

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.

Instead of mixing up the frosting, use Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting to top off these crisp cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
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;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.