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Icebox Butter Cookies

  • prep: 30 mins
    total time: 3 hours
  • yield: Makes about 72



  1. Step 1

    Divide dough in half; form into two 2-inch square logs, each approximately 5 1/2 inches long. Wrap logs in waxed paper; refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.

  2. Step 2

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice dough crosswise, 3/16 inch thick; carefully transfer slices to baking sheets.

  3. Step 3

    If decorating, brush with egg wash, then sprinkle with sugar or sprinkles. Bake until edges are firm (not brown), 10 to 15 minutes. Cool 1 to 2 minutes on baking sheets; cool completely on a rack.

  4. Step 4

    Store finished cookies in an airtight container, up to 2 weeks.

Everyday Food, December 2005