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Susan’s Refrigerator Cookies (VRP 012)

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Susan’s Refrigerator Cookies

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There is a notation that the recipe came from Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Susan's Refrigerator Cookies

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Susans Refrigerator Cookies
Yield: 50 cookies

Susan's Refrigerator Cookies


  • 3 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans


  1. Sift 3 cups sifted all purpose flour with 1 teaspoon soda and 2 teaspoons salt
  2. Beat 1 cup of shortening until smooth and add 2 cups granulated sugar
  3. Beat again
  4. Add 2 unbeaten eggs, beat unitl blended
  5. Add vanilla flavoring
  6. Add flour mixture a little at a time
  7. cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
  8. Shape in roll 1" x 2" roll or 2 x 1 1/2" roll
  9. Wrap in waxed paper and chill
  10. Slice 1/8" or 1/4" thick
  11. Cookies are 1" apart
  12. Bake in moderate oven at 375 degrees for 10 - 13 minutes until light brown

Susan’s Refrigerator Cookies


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Diane Williams

Tuesday 17th of December 2019

My Mom cut this recipe out of Good Housekeeping magazine in approx. 1959 or so. The magazine routinely featured " Susan" cooking or baking. This recipe is a winner. I still bake these cookies and always get rave reviews! And my recipe calls for 375 degrees. .

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Thank you for the info - I will reach out to them and see if she was one of their test cooks.

Charlotte Wheeler

Monday 1st of February 2016

I too have the same recipe my grandmother passed along to me. But mine says bake at 300 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

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