Yield: 6 dozen

Red, White, Blue Icebox Cookies

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 39 minutes

Red, White, and Blue Icebox Cookies are a make-ahead dessert you'll love for your summer parties and picnics. Decked out with star sprinkles and a sweet lemon glaze, these treats are ready for independence day!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup vanilla sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

For the glaze:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • sprinkles


  1. For the cookies, beat butter and sugar in mixing bowl until combined (about 2-3 minutes). Add egg and extract. Beat in flour, salt baking powder and milk. Mix until fully combined and dough comes together.
  2. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a 12 inch log. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in a paper towel tube that has been cut lengthwise. Freeze for 3 hours, overnight, or up to one month.
  3. When ready to bake, remove from freezer and unwrap. Do not thaw. Slice frozen dough into ¼ inch slices.
  4. Bake cookies in a 350 degree oven on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 9-11 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
  5. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon extract and milk until smooth. Dip tops of each cookie in glaze, allowing excess to drip off. Add sprinkles after every dozen cookies. Allow glaze to set, about 30 minutes. Store in airtight container. ENJOY!


  • You can substitute granulated sugar for the vanilla sugar, but you may want to add ½ vanilla bean scraped, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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