Ice Box Cookies
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Ice Box Cookies
- One lb. butter
- One tablespoon cinnamon
- One teaspoon soda
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Grated rind one lemon
- 3 eggs
- 6 cups flour
- One-fourth lb. almonds
Blanch almonds-may be cut fine or used whole. Mix above ingredients and roll into several rolls. Let stand in ice-box over night. Next morning slice thin and bake in hot oven. Sprinkle sugar on cookies before baking.