Friday, October 18, 2013

Family Recipe Friday - Grandma Weber’s Icebox Cookies

Gr Weber's Icebox Cookies
      This is just what I hoped would happen.  I had come to a dead end on finding Grandma Weber's (Tillie Kuhn Weber) recipes.  There weren’t any of her cookbooks in anyone’s possession.  Nor did I locate a 3x5 box of her handwritten cards with instructions for her grape jelly or hasenpfeffer or cookies……. (By the way, I just used Mom’s dictionary to spell hasenpfeffer. Page down to the last blog post if you are wondering.)
      But, as I was saying last week, my sister, Marti came through.  She found  several of Grandma’s recipes that she (Marti) had typed into her own notebook many years ago.  Yay!!  Now I'm ready to post a second selection. These Icebox Cookies  definitely are on my planning list for the next family gathering.
Tillie Kuhn Weber with eight grandchildren, about 1951.
    Thanks Tillie and Marti for another contribution to our family cooking history! 
   (This photo shows Grandma Weber with several of her grandchildren.  My sister, Martha Niehaus, is the second girl from the right in the front of the photo.  This photo also shows signs of our mother, Rose Weber Niehaus, recording family history. When you look closely you can see that she has written the names of each cousin on the front of the person.  That’s not the best way to preserve,  but it’s a special touch in this case.  Winking smile )
(For further genealogy information, Tillie’s descendant list is at this link. )

1 comment:

  1. Hi, my name is Terri. I found your blog through Pinterest and am interested in this recipe for icebox cookies. I would like to make these cookies, but I have a couple of questions. 1) are the nuts finely chopped? 2) is the dough supposed to be rolled into a log or is it shaped into a different form?

    My own grandmother had a recipe for an icebox cookie and it was one of my very favorite cookies when I was growing up. It was a simple butter cookie with pecans. This recipe that you have posted sounds so delicious and unusual. I'd love to give it a try.


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