Day 11: Icebox method

Ice box method is the most convenient method in making cookies where you make the cookie dough into a small log and chill it in the refrigerator for days before the bake day. This is good for an early festival feast where you can store it before the day of the celebration which will cost you less mess and energy. When you are ready to bake just slice the cookie log and bake! 

But be careful, and please remember to wrap the cookie log when you are storing it inside the refrigerator. It is because refrigerators extract moisture and will make your cookie dry and cookie dough has the ability to absorb odor. Yikes! 

Coconut Cranberry Refrigerator Cookies Recipe

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 31 mins


  • 2 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Almond extract
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 cups Sweetened flaked coconut, firmly packed
  • 1 1/4 cups Dried cranberries


  • Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the almond extract and an egg then beat until combined. Add the second egg and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the flour mixture and the flaked coconut and beat until combined. Then add the cranberries.
  • Divide the dough in half and form logs of each half first by squeezing the dough into the approximate shape and then by rolling the dough on the counter while wrapped in waxed paper until the logs are smooth. The logs should be about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Refrigerate the logs wrapped in the waxed paper.
  • If you choose to decorate the edges, before baking, roll the logs in the decorating sugar or nuts and use the waxed paper to press the decorations into the dough.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Use ungreased baking sheets with a nonstick surface or parchment paper.
  • Slice the logs with a sharp, serrated knife into a 1/4 inch or little thicker slices and place the slices on the cookie sheets. Bake the cookies for 10-11 minutes or until done. Immediately remove them to a wire rack to cool.

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