Monday, August 15

Ice Box Cookies

When you live with your grandparents you learn about things like ice boxes. For those of you that still remain unaware as to what ice boxes are: they are old-school refrigerators.

My grandpa always talks about how his mother would have a card she put in their window to signal to the ice man how many pounds of ice they needed for their ice box each week. She always bought the smallest amount... 25 lbs. On the day the ice man arrived in his horse-drawn wagon, he would hack out a huge chunk of how every many pounds you wanted, throw it in a big rubber smock he wore around his back, and lug it to your ice box.

That's a lot of work to keep your food fresh! Luckily today our refrigerators make their own ice and come in sweet cardboard boxes that make the BEST hide-outs. Ice boxes are gone, but their cookies live on! Make some of your own and travel back to a time where you could catch a movie for 10 cents and people actually ate organically because it was cheaper and better for the war effort. Maybe it'll even inspire you to start a victory garden. :)

1 c butter
½ c brown sugar
½ c sugar
1 egg
2 ½ c flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla

Combine ingredients.
Shape into rolls. 
Refrigerate overnight. 
Slice and bake at 350 F. for 7 or 8 min.

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