Calvin & Anna Coolidge's Recipes

GRACE COOLIDGE'S ICE BOX COOKIES

1 cup butter or shortening
2 cups brown sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nut meats (walnuts)
2 eggs, well beaten

Cream the butter and sugar. Sift the flour, soda and salt three times. Add nuts, add eggs and flour. Mix all thoroughly and pack into mold (a long narrow bread pan) and let stand overnight. The next day, unmold, slice very thin, and bake in a moderate oven. Do not grease the mold or baking pan.

If these cookies are baked at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, they will be nice and moist and chewy. Bake them a little longer if you want them crispy. Makes 48 cookies.